Keeping this week’s theme going, it’s time to pull out your geek glasses, polish them up, and put them on. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
*Fannie cues up the Big Bang Theory theme song.*
Mr. Abhay Bhushan was born in Allahabad, India, on November 23, 1944.
For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Abhay Bhushan, he is one of the early pioneers of the internet. Those of you in the know, know in 1971 he wrote “RFC 114” while attending MIT. For any one else Planning on reading further, that would be “File Transfer Protocol” (FTP).
It’s only 17 pages if you want to read it. 😉
He also pioneered the earliest versions of e-mail for the ARPANet and, subsequently, the Internet. And he didn’t stop there—he was a big time contributor to the development of the Internet: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) architecture.
Now that’s what I call pulling a rabbit out of your hat.
He didn’t waste his time at MIT, either. He graduated with a masters in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Before MIT, he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur receiving a Bachelor’s of Technology in Electrical Engineering.
Phew. *Fannie mops her brow.*
But wait there’s more. If that wasn’t enough, he runs marathons. And is an Ironman triathlete. Way to go Mr. Bhushan. What ever you do, don’t go back and look at his birthday.
Me, I’ve got the “ath” part down, but I’m still working on the “-lete”.
Where is he today? He’s the chairman of Asquare, Inc., in San Francisco, California. Since there are no common domain photos available, here is his Linked In profile page.
So the next time you upload, download, or send an e-mail, be sure to thank Abhay Bhushan. Write on . . . .
Feel free to remove your geek glasses.