Charles E. Spurgeon is the senior network architect at the
University of Texas at Austin. He has worked on large campus networks
for over 30 years, beginning in 1979 when he used to "test" network
equipment by using it to read the Science Fiction Lover's Digest
over the ARPANET. In the 1980s he helped develop the Stanford
University network, which included building a number of prototype
Cisco Systems routers and linking them together with Xerox PARC's
experimental Ethernet running at 3 Mbps. In 1994, he created what
is widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive and popular
Ethernet web site.
Charles, who attended Wesleyan University, lives in Austin, Texas with his wife,
Joann Zimmerman. In his spare time he reads
seafaring novels, science fiction, mysteries, and anything else
he can find on the shelves of their 4,000 volume home library.
This is his third book on Ethernet.