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oldendude1534 karma

Hi Bob. I was one of the founding engineers at Archivas, which you decided to fund, when you were a VC in the Boston area. We gave an overview of the technology, and while it apparently went well, you noted the low-key nature of the group, and called me out in particular for being "mopey".

No question here, I just wanted to thank you, both for investing in Archivas, and for giving me a great anecdote, that has now become both a family legend, and a mark of distinction for me in my circle of acquaintances in the local industry.

The father of Ethernet called me mopey!

oldendude275 karma

We are cat people. We like having two of them at a time. We try to keep them inside, but unfortunately they escape occasionally, and sometimes they get run over, so we are now on our fourth and fifth cats. It was my turn to name the newest cat member of our family, and I chose the name Cat5.

Thank you.

oldendude88 karma

Was Deckard a replicant? Now, we know that he is, but what was known back when you were making the movie?

oldendude63 karma

Snarky? There was no snark! No snark!

Just gratitude for the anecdote. Oh yeah, and for the whole ethernet thing.

oldendude7 karma

A few years ago, there was a story on NPR, (I don't remember which program), going behind the scenes at The Onion, showing the process by which material is written and selected. One of the rejected ideas was "Spork Used as Knife". I thought that that was one of the funniest things I've ever heard. The density of laughs per word is just astounding. It is the only joke I remember from that story.

Do you remember that one? Why all the hate?