Tuesday, February 01, 2005

"Morrow has an enormous one"

Um, duh, why do you think I married him?

From Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World by Martha Baer, Katrina Heron, Oliver Morton, Evan Ratliff (Harper Collins, 2005):

From page 92:

Chris Morrow has a graceful solution. Morrow is an advanced system security manager for phone giant MCI, which owns, operates and leases many of the Internet's main arteries. Its customers are companies such as Earthlink, which in turn provide their own customers--homes and businesses--with connections. MCI owns one of the largest and most expansive networks in the world, with more than 98,000 physical miles of terrestrial and submarine cables spanning 6 continents and reaching directly into 140 countries. It's a big job for a guy of 31, who needs a shave and wears loose jeans as he ambles down the third-of-a-mile long hallway at corporate headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia. But in the world of electronic networks, especially in these upper echelons of it, brains are the ticket, and Morrow has an enormous one.

Then it goes on to describe a "backscatter" technique Chris and another engineer developed to "save" the Internet. The writer uses a spaghetti metaphor and well, if you're really interested, go read the book. I'm off to go ponder the author's question on page 95: "How can Chris Morrow keep 11 hackers accountable each day, when he's used so much creativity just to track them half the steps to their hideout?"

Hmm, I have a better question: Can Morrow put his enormous organ to rest for just a few minutes and round up some supper for his starving wife? It's 8 p.m. What a jerk!

2 Comments:

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Phatback said...

Loose jeans! What about his flat-front slacks? Now everyone's going to think he's some big, stinky, unkempt nerd.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Reb said...

I know! Apparently he was interviewed after a day of working in a machine room. I'm a little pissed they didn't describe him as "long and lean."

 

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