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Paul, would like to know about you...

 
ankur rathi
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Hi Paul,

Could you please share your personal information like education, interests, dislikes, family, future plans etc. How you became author. Is it really tough to become author...

Thanks.
 
Surasak Leenapongpanit
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You can see his personal information at his web page.
[ July 29, 2005: Message edited by: Surasak Leenapongpanit ]
 
Paul Sanghera
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
Hi Paul,

Could you please share your personal information like education, interests, dislikes, family, future plans etc. How you became author. Is it really tough to become author...

Thanks.


Rathi Ji:
Now, this is a hard one :-).
Let me try:
Education: Master in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Ph.D. in Physics from Carleton University.
What's the relationship?
The field of Physcis I was in is called High Energy Physics (also called Particle Physics). The fundamental question to be answered is: what is the origin of matter? In other words, what are the fundamental particles (basic building blocks) of matter, what are their properties, and how did they come together to make this universe we live in? Making long story short, you end up measuring size in nanometers (millionth part of a meter) and time in nanoseconds. To make such measurements, and to design experiments to make these queries, you end up pushing on the limits of technology (including computer technology). For example, I was working at CERN (the world center for experiments exploring this fields of Physics, near Geneva, Switzerland) when Tim Berners Lee, an employee at CERN, came up with what is now known as WWW to help us communicate with each other: us who (from all over the world) would travel back and forth from our home institutes to CERN, and would like to share data with each other.
...I was headed for the SuperCollider which was being built in Texas to take this kind of Physics to the next level. When the U.S. Congress killed the SuperCollider, many of us had an opportunity to sit back and ponder about life...While I was pondering, I saw WWW had left the boundaries of CERN, and was making big splashes from Mountain View California...I saw the beginning of a revolution and I could not help joining it :-). The rest is the deatail...

My involvement in the computer industry/technology: NDS (Novell), Netscape Communicator (Netscape), Digital Music Distribution technologies and servcices (MP3.com)...

Interests: To keep an eye on new/emerging technologies, and to keep fighting against my ignorance.

Future Plans: Write more books and contribute to building powerful technologies

How did I become an author: The first item I published was a research paper in physics, and then quite a few more of them...Since I joined the field of computer science, I have worked as a software engineer, engineering manager, and a technology teacher/trainer and I have loved doing that: designing/programming, managing engineers/technology, and teaching/training. Writing a technology book for me is, to some extent, unifying these three kinds of activities into one, and thereby taking it to the next level, and I enjoy the experience of this unification.

Dislikes: My only dislike is to figure out what I dislike.

Family: I live in Silicon Valley, California with my wife Renee and son Adam. But my son thinks I live with my laptop :-).

For more information (as if this wasn't enough :-)):
http://www.paulsanghera.com

Cheers.
Paul
Book website:
http://www.manning.com/sanghera
 
ankur rathi
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Thanks a lot Paul for your precious time.

Some peoples really lives 3-4 lifes in one and do everything and achieve everything. You are one of them.

Thanks again and All the best.
 
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