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Act one - the poems (RFC1121)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001931D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The Computer Science Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) organized a Symposium on Very High Speed Information Networks as the first in a projected series of meetings on Advanced Computer Technologies, thus ACT ONE. The time was chosen to also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the installation of the first Interface Message Processor (IMP) on the ARPANET which took place at UCLA.

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Network Working Group J. Postel (ISI)

Request for Comments: 1121 L. Kleinrock (UCLA)

V. Cerf (NRI)

B. Boehm (UCLA)

September 1989

Act One - The Poems

Status of this Memo

This RFC presents a collection of poems that were presented at "Act

One", a symposium held partially in celebration of the 20th

anniversary of the ARPANET. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Introduction

The Computer Science Department of the University of California, Los

Angeles (UCLA) organized a Symposium on Very High Speed Information

Networks as the first in a projected series of meetings on Advanced

Computer Technologies, thus ACT ONE. The time was chosen to also

commemorate the 20th anniversary of the installation of the first

Interface Message Processor (IMP) on the ARPANET which took place at

UCLA.

The Symposium took on a theatrical theme and a few of the speakers

could not resist the temptation to commit poetry. This memo is an

attempt to capture the result.

The Poems

WELCOME

by

Leonard Kleinrock

We've gathered here for two days to examine and debate

And reflect on data networks and as well to celebrate.

To recognize the leaders and recount the path we took.

We'll begin with how it happened; for it's time to take a look.

Yes, the history is legend and the pioneers are here.

Listen to the story - it's our job to make it clear.

We'll tell you where we are now and where we'll likely go.

So welcome to ACT ONE, folks. Sit back - enjoy the show!!

ODE TO A QUEUE

by

Leonard Kleinrock

In the 20 years of funding

Many fields has DARPA led.

But the finest thing that they did bring

Was the analytic thread.

By that I mean they nurtured

Quantitative research tools.

And they always felt for all their gelt

They got principles and rules.

Indeed a wealth of knowledge

Was uncovered and was new.

And the common thread with which we led

Was the analytic queue!

Now a queue may have one server.

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