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for the NSFNET2 RFP ... there was a red team and a blue team formed for a bid response. The red team was my wife and I, the blue team was 20 people from seven labs around the world. For the final review, the red team presented first and then the blue team. Ten minutes into the blue team presentation, it was evident to everybody in the room, that the red team solution was vastly superior. At this point, the person running the review, pounded on the table and exclaimed that he would lay down in front of a garbage truck before he let any but the blue team solution go forward.
an email from the NSFNET1 period ... names have been changed to protect the guilty. note that the referenced meeting was called off before it could be held.
fyi, re: meeting today with cornell on nsf-super computer system
They went great!!!
Cerf and Kahn receive Turing award 83
About three quarters of the way down the page is the origin of the line. As a boy growing up in Texas, I was told a more colorful version of...
love lovex is going to call the key people at the following universities:
MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois U of Texas, Columbia, Deleware, Maryland, TUCC, Princeton, Penn State, Wisconsin, UCLA
NCAR, FERMI, and VLA
for a two day meeting in Yorktown in June. After he makes the calls a formal memo (also inviting lovex lovexx) will be sent to these people.
The purpose is to set the stage for the writing of the NSF proposal Some of these universities will participate as BITS recipients, some as DNS hosts, and some as hubs for both.