Category Archives: interesting people

Vint Cerf speaks highly of Bulgaria: Future of the Internet

Widely known as “the Father of the Internet”, Dr. Vint Cerf has sent a video message to all the participants at the ccTLD conference in Sofia, Bulgaria last week. I believe the 4-minute talk about the future of the Internet … Continue reading

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Congratulations: Dessi got married!

My colleague and a very good person, Dessi as of August 29 is Mrs. Greve. She married another colleague and a very good person, George Greve. Dessi is a project coordinator with ISOC-Bulgaria, and has performed to the highest marks … Continue reading

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Round Bulgaria – jogging

From Peio I found out about Bojidar Antonov, who just finished a run around Bulgaria. Cool and congratulations! See his photo album, and read more about the idea (in English). A map of the roads which Bojidar has chosen is … Continue reading

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My DNA

I did a research of my DNA from my Father’s side via the Genographic Project of National Geographic. The results may be surprising for some of the Bulgarian historians and scientists. I am copying some of them below, plus a … Continue reading

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Great Interview with Sci-Fi Writer Arthur C. Clarke

My good friends George Sadowsky and Alan Greenberg have taken this interview with Arthur C. Clarke 6 years ago, for the Internet Society INET conference in 2002. You can watch the interview here: Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEqfn5evqbc Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu_ZTJFcCZE Part … Continue reading

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Bulgarian chessmaster Vesselin Topalov plays brilliantly, again!

Two days ago Bulgarian Vesselin Topalov, grand chess master and former world champion, made a brilliant game against his old rival, Vladimir Kramnik. You can see the whole game here, with comments. The man is a walking genius, and even … Continue reading

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Larry Lessig On Creativity

Larry Lessig talks about creativity. It is always good to spend 20 minutes of your life listening and looking at his presentations. As the site TED.com says, “Larry Lessig gets TEDsters to their feet, whooping and whistling, for this elegant … Continue reading

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Do You Know Molly Kestenbaum?

Have you thought what it would be to not be able to hear anything? Not being able to understand why everyone is laughing, while you are sitting in the back of your car? Molly Kestenbaum. This is one of the … Continue reading

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Larry Lessig moves on to fight corruption

Yovko informed me that a good friend of mine, and of Bulgaria, has decided to move on and switch from fighting big copyright corporations to fighting corruption. Prof. Lawrance (Larry) Lessig has announced this during the iCommons iSummit in Dubrovnik … Continue reading

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Dell, Michael Dell, free and open source software

I met with Michael Dell for lunch on May 25. We were at his office in Austin, Texas. Michael Dell is quiet a character. He’s very well informed not only about the IT business, but about the global development, trends, … Continue reading

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