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Chatting with Ben Segal (CERN)

I spent some years at CERN. During that time, I met Ben Segal while volunteering at a conference. At the time, he was very involved in the BOINC project. I started collaborating with him and the rest of the CERN folks involved. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch over the years. When some months back I suggested putting a piece like this together, he very kindly agreed, and so I present you all with a fascinating front-row seat through Ben’s eyes of the dawn of computing and the Internet —two of the main forces shaping the world we live in— as it unfolded across the world and at CERN.