Re: Newsweek 2/27 - Cliff Stoll - Curmudegeon of Cyberspace

Charles Brownstein <cbrownst@CNRI.Reston.VA.US> Wed, 01 March 1995 13:59 UTC

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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 09:03:53 -0500
To: Dan Lynch <dlynch@zdexpos.com>
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From: Charles Brownstein <cbrownst@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
Subject: Re: Newsweek 2/27 - Cliff Stoll - Curmudegeon of Cyberspace
Cc: "Vinton G. Cerf" <0001050002@mcimail.com>, iab <iab@isi.edu>, iesg <iesg@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>, isoc-advisory-officers <isoc-advisory-officers@linus.isoc.org>, isoc trustees <isoc-trustees@linus.isoc.org>

Dan - it may have been Stoll or the Newsweek editors (who reversed the very
meaning of the words from the CNRI person who was interviewed in that
issue) or both, but I agree with your reading.

At 1:06 AM 3/1/95, Dan Lynch wrote:
>At 12:50 AM 3/1/95 -0500, Vinton G. Cerf wrote:
>>Stoll pans the Internet in the 2/27 issue of Newsweek on p. 41
>>in an article titled "The Internet? Bah!"
>>
>>He has a book coming in April, Doubleday, called Silicon Snake Oil.
>>
>>All in all, a thoroughly curmudgeonly performance - he could be
>>a good substitute for one of MCI's Grammercy Press actors...
>>
>>Vint
>
>
>I could say somethin gnice about Cliff, but it escapes me.  I hope his
>experience in chasing bad guys has not colored his view of the rapidly
>evolving universe.  Maybe we should look for a job for him back in
>astronomy!
>
>Dan
>
>PS.  I read the article and was not impressed by its balance.  Or by its
>conciseness or clarity.

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