Sunday, January 13, 2002

Opps I Did It Again

It's this darned name — Halley — it throws everyone off. Doc, I'm a girl! I was named after my Great Aunt Halley who came with the comet in 1910.

Meanwhile, you're in good company. I worked with Bob Metcalfe on his book Internet Collapses in 1999. My job was to get brilliant people to write schpiels, on subjects like Linux, ISP's, DSL, other stuff I love. Two really smart guys met me by email, agreed to write rebuttals, corresponded with me for MONTHS and at the end of the project, I left them voicemails to thank them. Both were stunned to find I was a GIRL geek. It must be the Aramis aftershave I wear.