About Me

After formative work as an intern in atmospheric physics including work at Cape Kennedy, and designing and building computer and networking hardware, I built the first internet network in Minnesota.

As a co-founder of the Minnesota Supercomputer Center, Director of Networking, I pioneered supercomputer-workstation interworking for science, helped catalyze the development of the first Internet browser (Gopher), and founded one of the original NSFNet regional networks (MRNet). I co-founded Internet Way in Paris as architect. This lead me to Loral/Orion in Washington DC where I Directed the development of international DVB-IP satellite services. At SkyStream in California I worked on advanced satellite internet architecture, and was a member of the Technical Advisory Board. Most recently at Frontier in California I guided the development and demonstration of next generation streaming video technology. (In hope that if we give people access to better content, they will prefer it to the drivel usually broadcast.)

These days I am trying to finish my lake home in Wisconsin, having fun building a small radio telescope for teaching, and trying to finish restoration of a WWII jeep.

I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and have also taken classes at Stanford and the University of Oslo. My wife is an oceanographic researcher who lives in France. I have a daughter who graduated from Oxford and now teaches in Boston.

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