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View the documentComputists -- Kurt Christensen; corrections

Kurt K. Christensen ( is President/CTO of Apeiron, a systems integrator in Dallas, TX, and is also VP/CTO of Telenexus, a micro-cellular communications company. Apeiron's current projects include hardware and software development for scientific visualization and for multimedia systems. Kurt has BS and MSEE degrees from Virginia Tech. He then worked for Texas Instruments for six years, on varied real-time projects related to mission and route planning, obstacle avoidance, map verification, data retrieval, and statistical quality control. He recently developed a non-linear systems model that combines neural networks and spline models (MARS, Phenom, etc.) in a superset of traditional neural network theory.

I condensed Rob Pettengill's bio a bit too much last week. He did work on design representation for VLSI, but MCC's DESIRE is a system for hardware-independent Software DESIgn REcovery and REuse.

Larry Press ( points out that Internet access to Relcom permits MCI Mail, CompuServe accounts, and others to send email to Soviet sites. Internal rates (e.g., for SprintMail) may have changed since the Russian deregulation. [Internet is mainly for research and educational use, but mechanisms for permitting commercial traffic are being put into place.]

-- Ken