The KGB, the Computer, and Me
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Mon Dec 28 04:37:22 CST 2015
On 28/12/2015 10:06, jwsmobile wrote:
> On 12/28/2015 1:45 AM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>> Anybody who has not seen this film (The KGB, the Computer, and Me)
>> its worth a look. 1980's DEC systems everywhere, LSI terminals, HP kit,
>> Tape drives in action and apart from the Mac no Windows anywhere.
>> I think LBL must have bought one of everything.
>> The story (true) is not bad either.
>> I now expect to get a long list of weveseenits.
> I have not seen that, but have the Stoll Book, Cuckoo's Egg. A friend
> of mine is central to this, and is in the book (though I've not seen
> him for 30 years...)
> Ron Vivier was a programmer @ Microdata for a couple of years before
> leaving and moving to the Bay area and resurfacing @ Tymnet. There
> was a lull for a bit then all of a sudden the story about Stoll
> trapping the guy made headlines, and there in the front of it was
> Ron. He did what I'd have expected him to do, but the people covering
> the story didn't get that was in his nature to help like that.
> I ended up with the desk cleanout droppings from his desk and kept
> most of it for years, and still owe him a chess clock (which is around
> here somewhere). Still has his name dymo'ed on the top.
> I found the video you posted about, will take a look tomorrow, late
> here tonight. thanks for the lead. Wonder what Stoll is up to these
Very interesting comments.
Stoll has a bit of a wesite.. He's an astronomer just like he said. Also
he also says stay at home dad. (Wife is lawyer I guess)
Did anybody spot the visual reference to a well known rock star also a
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