Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon May 19 15:21:00 GMT 2008

Ralph Hempel wrote on 19 May 2008 15:23:

> Mark J. Reed wrote:
>> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Ralph Hempel <rhempel@> wrote:
>>> OT, and probably a stupid question, but is the Dave Korn on this
>>> list the same Dave Korn that, ummm, wrote the Korn shell?
>> Nope.   And I used to wonder the same thing, so it can't possibly be a
>> stupid question, right?
> I did do some googling before I asked this question and found out
> that the "real" Dave Korn is a research fellow at AT&T while "our"
> Dave Korn has an email addres at a firm is essentially a fabless
> silicon house that specializes in highspeed wireless connectivity.

  Hey!  I'm the "real" one!  He's just an impostor who's cunningly been
pre-stalking me by getting his name all over the 'net twenty-odd years
before I got here!

> But then I found out that the "real" Dave Korn is the primary author of
> UWIN, which is where the ksh that "our" Dave Korn is talking about
> comes from. 

  Ah, but I wasn't talking about ksh.....  I only got dragged into this
thread when it went off-topic!

> So I got confused again.

  If it helps, he's the gray-haired older guy and I'm the young and
strikingly handsome one :-)

> Just to be clear, "our" Dave Korn provides excellent, well considered
> answers to questions on the list, so I'm not diminishing his
> value at all :-)

  Maybe, for simplicity's sake, he could be the "real" Dave Korn, and I
could be the "surreal" one?

> OK, I guess that's enough frivolity on the list. 

  Not nearly enough!  That's why we have an entire second list set up,
purely for frivolity!  And hippos!


> Back to work...

  Bok bok bok b'k-b'gaaaaaaawwk!  <runs around room flapping arms like a

  ... oh, wait a minute.  Is that one "work" or "psychotic delirium"?  I
/always/ get those two mixed up!

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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