Jon Postel — American Scientist born on August 06, 1943, died on October 16, 1998

Jonathan Bruce Postel was an American computer scientist who made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet, particularly with respect to standards. He is known principally for being the Editor of the Request for Comment document series, and for administering the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority until his death. In his lifetime he was known as the "god of the Internet" for his comprehensive influence on the medium... (wikipedia)

The world wide web has really been quite spectacular and not something I would have predicted.
Being in the limelight has its minuses.
Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together.
Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.