David Alan Grier and Erin Dian Dumbacher

Forward Slash

Forward Slash is a monthly column that incorporates a multimedia format to profile the lives, trials, and accomplishments of the rising generation of computing professionals, describing the challenges they face and the character they draw upon to do their daily work.

David Alan Grier,  an associate professor of international science and technology policy at George Washington University, is a Fellow of IEEE and the author of the forthcoming book The Company We Keep. Contact him at grier@gwu.edu or on Twitter @dagrier.

Erin Dian Dumbacher is an associate director of research at the Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media. Contact her at erin.dumbacher@fulbrightmail.org or on Twitter @erin_dian.

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We live in a world of mass production, mass distributoin and mass consumption.  In such a place, we sometimes lose track of the contributions of individuals - especially when a technological rock-star is sitting at the table next to us in the restaurant.  The rockstar can command applause from the diners as he exits the place while the rest of us sit in awed silence.  Such is the world that we now inhabit when we work with computing technology.  


From Computer's Novemeber 2012 issue.

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