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Tom Lyon – IT Origins

Tom Lyon is a Founder and Chief Scientist at DriveScale. In his time in IT, he’s been an intern at Bell Labs, an early employee at Sun Microsystems, and a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. At Sun, Tom contributed to the UNIX kernel, created the SunLink product family, and was one of the NFS and SPARC architects.

Our conversation touched on how he got his initial interest in IT, best and worst industry trends, and what book is currently on his desk. 

You can follow Tom on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Music: “Inspired” by Kevin MacLeod 

About the author

Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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