- Press & Publicity
Harmonic Convergence: How we got here and where we're going: a
multimedia timeline - Wired Magazine Issue 7.08
1989 ...Barry Shein founds World.std.com, which
soon becomes the first commercial dialup ISP.
Soaking in Spam (cover story supplement)
Brad Stone, Newsweek, Nov 24, 2003.
Neil Swidey, Boston Globe Magazine, Sunday, October 5, 2003.
Tangled Up in Spam,
James Gleick, New York Times Magazine, Sunday
February 9, 2003.
NY Times requires free subscription for access
Stop the Cash Flow, Kill the Spam
Kari Dean, Wired News, February 6. 2004.
ISP Chief: Spam Is 'A Thousand Times More Horrible
Than You Can Imagine'
Mitch Wagner, InternetWeek, December 19, 2002.
Evan I. Schwartz, Technology Review (an MIT Enterprise),
Can Email Be Saved? Online Dialogue, with Dave Crocker
Technology Review (an MIT Enterprise), July/August 2003
(requires free signup)
Discussion of Dec 19, 2002 InternetWeek article
Slashdot, Saturday, December 21, 2002.
Spam: Threat or Menace? An ISP's View
MIT 2003 Spam Conference,
MIT, January 17, 2003.
Spambusters, Bruce Schechter, New Scientist, March 8, 2003,
(print edition, pp. 42.)
Making Spammers Pay,
John Gordon, Minnesota Public Radio
Interview (syndicated, MPR, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., etc.),
March 5, 2003.
ISP Head Floats Plan To Legalize Spam,
InternetWeek, February 20, 2003.
ISP Chief on Spam,
Slashdot, Saturday, December 21, 2002.
Ask ISP Owner Barry Shein About the Spam Wars,
Slashdot interview, Mar 3, 2003.
Train the dog, then never call the command,
SlashBack, February 25, 2003.
Maybe Bulk E-Mail's Free Ride Should End,
in DMNews, The Online Newspaper of Record for Direct Marketers,
March 3, 2003.
A Timeline of Silicon Valley
1989: Barry Shein founds the first Internet Service Provider,
"The World", in Boston.
- Some Technical Publications...
- Lynch, D., Rose, M. T, Internet System Handbook,Chapter 10,
Creating New Applications,1993,Addison-Wesley,pp 421-466.
- Shein, B., Callahan, M., Woodbury, P., NFSSTONE: A Network File
Server Performance Benchmark, Usenix Summer 1989 conference
proceedings, pp 269-275.
- Shein. B.,Inter-Fashion Portability,EurOpen, Jersey, 1992
- Fashion is an invention of civilization to make
us unhappy with everything we already own.
- Woodbury, P., Wilson, A., Shein, B., Gertner, I., Chen, P.Y.,
Barttlet, J., Aral, Z.: Shared Memory Multiprocessors -
The Right Approach to Parallel Processing, IEEE Compcon 1989, pp. 72-80.
- Shein, B.: Subnet Implementation, in ConneXions - The
Interoperability Report, January 1989, Volume 3, No. 1, pp. 10-13.
- Shein, Barry: The Internet Protocols - A Functional Overview,
in ConneXions - The Interoperability Report, July 1987, Volume 1, No.
Author of many technical articles and columns for Sun/Expert
magazine, "The World According to Sparc", "What Light From
Yonder Window Breaks", "Of Epoch Proportions", etc., while Technical
Editor for magazine, 1989-1996.
Quoted, original material on the future of networking in The Matrix,
John S. Quarterman, 1990, Digital Press, 7.8.4-7.8.7.
Comer, Douglas, Internetworking with TCP/IP, acknowledgements for
providing example code for Appendix, Prentice-Hall, 1988.
- Shein, Barry and Sneddon, Steve,
The DEC Professional, April 1983
Deitel, H., Operating Systems, acknowledgement for work on
UNIX chapter, Addison-Wesley, 1981.
Invited Speaker, HackerSpace Singapore (HackerSpace.SG), 23 June 2011.
Topic: The End of DNS.
- Lecturer, Course: Politics and the Internet,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Spring 1995.
- Board of Directors, Usenix, 1990-1994.
- Board of Directors, Sun User Group, 1987-1989, Secretary/Treasurer, 1989-1991.
- Keynote Speaker, The Next Few Years, Joint Conference
of the John Von Neuman Society and the Hungarian Unix Users Group (HUUG),
BME, Budapest, Hungary, September 1993.
- Original (X10) xman design and implementation (try "man xman" on
your unix or linux system.)
- Attendee, Woodstock '69
- Cornell, '74
- Lecturer, Ph.d. Candidate, Boston University, Departments of
Mathematics and Computer Science (left ABD with M.Sc. in Mathematics),
- Research Staff, Harvard School of Public Health, Department
of Physiology, Occupational Health Group, 1976-1981. Spent
three years studying Boston Fire Fighters (cardiopulmonary data)
eventually at every firehouse in Boston, riding into fires, etc.
Discovered they are true heroes.
I chose and registered the domain BU.EDU
for Boston University.
Uncredited inventor of flavored dental-floss, 1974 (I'm serious!)
filed by Johnson & Johnson.
- Quotes, some original...all suspect...
Never use a computer you can lift.
(maybe original, something
similar may've been said by my grad advisor and friend the late Bill Henneman, probably
What do they mean money doesn't grow on trees? Money
is made of paper, where do they think paper comes from?
(possibly original but not likely, probably heard it from some
You will never escape the will of the mob; about the best anyone has ever figured out how to do is herd them into voting booths.
(definitely original, others found it in some posting of mine and began quoting it, search google.)
PERL is basically TECO-99
Explanation for non-nerds: PERL
is a programming language popular
among unix geeks whose syntax is, to be kind, richly complex. TECO
was/is a text editor whose origins date back to some of the earliest
interactive computing systems of the
TECO was also famous for its, to be kind, richly complex syntax.
Historically, many programming languages use the year of their
release (just like Windows '98 refers to 1998 though that's an
operating system not a programming language), so I guess I said that
PERL: Practical Extraction and Report Language.
TECO: Text (or possibly Tape) Editor and COrrector.
Do you mind if I smoke?
I don't care if you burst into flames and die!
(not likely original but often attributed to me, try google.)
Yes, keep an open mind, but not so open that your
brains fall out of your head.
(although I've heard it since from
other sources and attributed to Ann Landers, Carl Sagan and others I'm pretty sure this one was original when I said it and others have attributed the quote to me. But it's one of those comments that might pop out of one's, er, head spontaneously, who knows, it's funny no matter who said it.)