[AUUG-Talk]: Vale "Morris Major", Bob Morris dead at 78 (June 26, 2011)

Anthony David adavid at adavid.com.au
Sat Jul 16 17:10:31 EST 2011

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 03:15:09PM +1000, steve jenkin wrote:
> I missed this in the general news.
> A sad loss...

Yes it is Steve

> AUUG got Bob out to talk in Sydney for the 1998 Conference at the Hilton
> Hotel.
> He looked v. scruffy (jetlag etc) and was almost ejected by Hotel Mgt at
> one point.
> <http://www.auug.org.au/events/1998/auug98/>

I remember that. It was quite an awkward standoff for a while.

> Another speaker didn't show, so Bob filled in with an impromptu talk.
> At Bell Labs, Robert Morris senior & junior were sometimes called
> "Morris Major" and "Morris Minor". A pun on English cars, not what you'd
> expect in the USA.
> I thought the cigars would get him, but apparently not!

A bunch of us went out one lunchtime with him in a vain search for a decent martini.
A very entertaining time.

> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Morris_(cryptographer)>
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/technology/30morris.html?_r=1>


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