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Research Scientist

Stanford University
450 Via Palou
Stanford, California 94305
United States

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History of Computing: Dr. Strangelove Meets IBM: The SAGE System, 9 July 2001 [cached]
At a recent lecture on the SAGE system held at The Computer Museum History Center , project engineer Les Earnest ( now a research scientist at Stanford University ) somewhat sarcastically called SAGE a great peacetime defense system..Earnest was alluding to the fact that by the time the last Direction Center came on-line in 1962 , the ICBM ( rather than a bomber ) had become the main threat--a threat SAGE was unable to counter given its operating speed.Like ENIAC before it , SAGE did not meet its overall system objectives yet greatly advanced the state-of-the-art in computing by training a generation of hardware and software people in digital techniques.
2012 December : Red Kite Prayer, 1 Dec 2012 [cached]
Sure there was more documentation, but most of the allegations were made years ago, when Walsh and Pierre Ballester co-wrote "L.A. Confidentiel: Les secrets de Lance Armstrong" in 2004.
I was wrong in last week's columnby naming Les Earnest as the sole opponent of the Mike Plant's rather nefarious "reform" initiative back in the day. Board Member Chuck Collins was the only member of the board who voted against the measure, albeit with input from Earnest, American cycling's Diogenes, who unfortunately is still walking the wilderness in search of an honest man.
My apologies to Chuck and to Les for the error.
The measure was essentially railroaded through the board, without much discussion, save a vigorous effort from board member Les Earnest. If you've not heard of Les, you should, especially if you're a reform minded cycling fan. Les' professional background is in computers. He's responsible for the development of the first spell checker, the first effective pen-based computer and was appointed as the executive officer of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1965. The guy is wicked smart and he loves bike racing. We're lucky to have him around. (Author's Note: I was incorrect in naming Les Earnest as the sole opponent of the Plant "reform" initiative.
Tags: Charles Pelkey, Explainer, Jim Ochowicz, Les Earnest, The Explainer, UCI
Lester Earnest, associate ... [cached]
Lester Earnest, associate chairman of the Stanford University
Los Altos Hills Historical Society, 15 Mar 2014 [cached]
Treasurer: Les Earnest
Our finances are being carefully attended to by Les Earnest, Treasurer.
League for Programming Freedom (LPF) :: Notice of Annual Meeting, 2 June 2013 [cached]
Les Earnest, Rich Hilliard and Susan Hofstader joined the board.
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