Inverview taken on: 1/13/01
What is your primary handle? Tau
What are your current AIM screen names? Tau2k
What is your e-mail address? firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a web site? aol-files.com
What is your real name? Matt
Where do you live? West Palm Beach, Florida
How old are you? 15
What are your hobbies? Obviously all of this, cross country running, lifting, reading, and relaxing
How would you describe your physical appearance? I'm six feet with brown hair and eyes.
What do you hope to do as a profession? Astronaut. I want to get an eight year degree in aerospace engineering then go work for NASA as a mission specialist for space missions. Seriously. I don't want to sit infront of a computer all day for any profession. Obvious I will use the computer because everything is and will
be based on computers. Thats what I want to do, but money is an issue so we'll see about going to that eight year college.
How long have you been on AOL? Three years about. Two spent programming and one spent working with FDO and learning about internal operations.
How much time do you think you spend online each day? A few hours. Usually not more than three of four. I enjoy it though, I learn and I apply what I learn. It's productive in my opinion.
What programming languages are you familiar with? I great with Visual Basic and I'm pretty good with FDO and HTML. Anything that can be done on AOL by clicking around can be done on Visual Basic 100 faster. Thats why I love it so much. I'm good with FDO, but there is only so much that can be done with it before it becomes boring.
What do you spend most of your time online doing? Working on this site and talking with online and real-life friends.
Who are your good friends online? I have many but my good friends are BMB, Rob, Faf, and Tom. Others that I talk to every now and then include most of the people that I've interviewed.
You see? That's why we persist in our investigations, why we struggle so desperately for every bit of knowledge, stay up nights seeking the answer to a problem, climb the steepest obstacles to the next fragment of our understanding, to finally reach that joyous moment of the kick in the discovery, which is part of the pleasure of finding things out.