Who knew? Twenty-five years ago I started a tiny company that grew into Interop to spread the technical word about this funny thing we called The Internet and this really obscure thing called "TCP/IP." Back in the '70s, when the basic protocols were being created and experimented with, you were a high school kid in Norway and I was running a tiny group at SRI International and I let you use my machine across the ocean by using the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet, because you seemed both smart and polite. Fifteen years later I decided to hire you to start a newsletter, ConneXions—The Interoperability Report, about the burgeoning Internet because of those properties and the perceived need to communicate monthly about the ins and outs of these simple but far-reaching technical protocols. You had the technical knowledge and good sense to enlist the brains of the real engineers in the field with real experience to further the knowledge of "all things Internet."
Who knew this would be still going on 25 years later? Your combination of passion and patience has produced an amazing record of ongoing expertise for the whole world to enjoy.
Thank you for being Ole!
—Dan Lynch, Founder of Interop
Thank you, Dan!
I appreciate your very kind words. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of the contributors to this journal. We could not do this without you!
—Ole J. Jacobsen, Editor and Publisher