This may be a bit self-promotional (but then it is a blog) but I made it into the library! Wow, you say. Well let’s step back to childhood and growing up in an academic family where the measure of worth was not just how many Bachelors degrees a person had, that was small potatoes, but how many PhDs, law or medicine degrees a person had. In my extended family, two or more was the norm.
So imagine the horror when I dropped out of the PhD program for Nuclear Fusion at the University of Wisconsin. Yes, I am a failure at life.
Fast forward 20 years or so and I just wrote an article for IEEE Software magazine. When I was writing it I didn’t realize that IEEE Software is one of those journals that appears in libraries in Universities around the world. However, I discovered that today! I have an actual citation! I’ve finally done something the family can be proud of!