Phil Windley takes over IT Conversations

Phil Windley has taken over the helm at IT Conversations (best smart podcast content on the web, period), to allow Doug Kaye to move up and manage The Conversations Network, which aims to do for other industries what IT Conversations has done for, um, IT.

Congrats to Dr. Windley. I doubt he remembers, and I don’t know if anyone else knows, but he was involved in my very first experiences on the Internet. Way back in 1993 or 1994, I spent the summer working with some of Dr. Windley’s grad students (one, Dr. Paul Black, now works for NIST) in the Laboratory for Applied Logic at BYU (I was a high school sophomore at the time!), learning HTML and the web, and creating the home page for the BYU Alumni Association. I’ve been a computer geek since I was 5, but that summer was when I learned HTML, FTP, UNIX, USENET, and generally transformed myself into the internet variety of geek.

So, in a round about way, Dr. Windley is partly responsible for the fact that I live part of my life on the internet now, through email, my blog, podcasting, wikis, etc. Thanks! :-)