I would like to say that I was born knowing I was going to be designing protocols. But in fact, if I’d known more about computers when I was young, I would have said I would be happy doing pretty much anything as long as it didn’t involve computers.
The people that invented Ethernet did a real good thing. Ethernet is good technology. But they did a really bad thing because they called it a net. And they shouldn’t have called it Ethernet, they should’ve called it “Etherlink.”
I’m going to tell you a little bit about an organization I run, The Code Liberation Foundation. We teach women to program games for free. We’ve taught over a thousand new woman to be programmers, between the ages of sixteen to sixty.