Embedded Systems Guy (Frautschi) Goes to New Mexicogreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I've been a subscriber to Carmichael/Frautschi's weekly Y2K updates for over half a year. In this week's update, Mark Frautschi (the guy who wrote the definitive paper on embedded systems) announced that he is moving to New Mexico.
"Teresa, Trey and I are moving to Albuquerque, where Teresa has accepted a new position at the University of New Mexico beginning 1 June. Expect this newsletter to continue and there may be disruptions in the "embedded front" from time to time. While I am concerned about making any move in 1999 (what if the country "wakes up" during our cross country trip!) we lived in Albuquerque a few years ago and still know quite a community there. Albuquerque city **has** a visible y2k program, unlike Baltimore/Lutherville/Timonium and New Mexico is a low population state. (And we have a friend in Santa Fe who wants to move to New Zealand for y2k. A universal of y2k: 'When it hits, I want to be elsewhere!')"
If you don't get the newsletter, Mark related his attempts over the course of several weeks at trying to wake up his neighbors to Y2K, even making a flyer and going door to door. His neighbors basically thought he was nuts. Kind of heartbreaking actually. Here's this very eloquent, talented PhD and his neighbors won't listen to him. Knowing this background, I have to believe this was a major factor in his family's decision.
His contribution to the understanding of many of us helped form the footing on which we stand. I wish he and his family well in their move and if he reads this, thanks Mark for your perseverance.
-- Brett (email@example.com), March 17, 1999
And if he's really smart, I betcha he has plans to commute into Albuquerque from Tucumcari.
-- Wildweasel (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 1999.
Thanks for the tip Brett. Even though you didn't provide a link to Mark's work, I looked up references that led to his site. Very, very informative.
Excellent link and info.
***looking at a new meaning of "chips and dip"***
-- Mr. K (email@example.com), March 18, 1999.