Restarting my blog!
I've finally decided to get this blog back up again. So what to write about? Today I'll just mention one of my pet peeves.
One of the things I find most puzzling about our society is how it seems to just completely ignore the very people who are most responsible for it's advancement. All of us are guilty of this - we treat every movie actor/actress or sports personality as an icon, or a hero (hell! even the guy who teaches cooking on TV is one). However, do you even know who invented the cell phone that you are using all the time? What about those responsible for the birth of the internet? Or the world wide web?
Recently, Vinton G. Cerf and Robert E. Kahn, the two people who came up with TCP/IP - the communication protocol used by most of the internet, were awarded the A. M. Turing Award for 2004.
Here's to a couple of real icons!