[ih] Funny how things work out

Karl Auerbach karl at cavebear.com
Tue Feb 2 12:29:42 PST 2021

On 2/2/21 3:06 AM, John Lowry via Internet-history wrote:
>> Why not Cardullos.cambridge.ma.us <http://cardullos.boston.ci.ma.us/>?

And then there is the tale of asylum.sf.ca.us, a site run by John 
Romkey...  In the beginning it was physically a collection of computers 
and Telebit modems in his garage.

John was living in Belmont, California - a town on the San Francisco 
Peninsula, a bit north of Palo Alto.

Jon Postel was willing to allow Belmont to be part of the sf.ca.us domain.

Everything worked fine until John moved back to the Cambridge, 
Massachusetts area, taking the computers and modems with him.

He was not willing to change asylum to be in the cambridge.ma.us (or 
something like that) domain - it would have been confusing and a lot of 
work to change things.

So there it was, asylum.sf.ca.us plop down in the center of Cambridge Mass.


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