Talk:John Walker (programmer)

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Walker's Hacker's Diet contains an excellent essay on the relationship between engineering and management [1] which I'd like to incorporate somewhere in Wikipedia. It relates to W. Edwards Deming's ideas about quality. Uncle Ed 11:29, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Presumably "Fourmilab" is a pun on "Fermilab" Gbeauregard (talk) 07:12, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

The current version of the page states 'It could also be pronounced "for me lab", i.e. a personal laboratory.' Indeed, it could, but it never occurred to me when I named the site, which is totally a reference to "The Hacker and the Ants" and a pun on "Fermilab". It was later pointed out to me that it could also be taken as a pun on "mi-four" or (generously interpreted) "half-baked" in French; that also eluded me when I named the site. John Walker ( (talk) 23:57, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Damnit John, where's your contact info[edit]

Scouring the internet, I can't for the life of me figure out how to email the guy. His chapelle-like ghostliness means that I can't let him know about mistakes he's made in his writing - specifically at . Fresheneesz (talk) 09:00, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Each page at Fourmilab now has a button that opens a contact form; you need JavaScript enabled for the button to work. However, John Walker's long-standing advice is to just guess; see the 8th question on the FAQ: Clark42 (talk) 12:00, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Clark! Fresheneesz (talk) 21:08, 17 November 2012 (UTC)