My Erdös Number
is 3, because Paul Erdös wrote a paper with
- Michael E. Saks, who wrote a paper with
- Anne E. Condon, who wrote a paper with
- Mark D. Hill.
The Great Questions by Robert Fulghum:
Often expressed in anger (e.g., parent to child),
but better used for philosophical enquiry.
- What on earth have you done?
- What will you think of next?
- Who do you think you are?
Fred Brooks (quoted by Almasi & Gottlieb):
Einstein argued that there must be simplied explanations of nature,
because God is not capricious or arbitrary. No such faith comforts the
Norman Augustine (quoted by Gray & Reuter):
Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weights nothing,
and obeys The Second Law of Thermodynamics; i.e., it always increases.
Douglas Adams, author, futurist:
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what
the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and
be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is
another theory which states that this has already happened.
(Robert) Zak's Razor, 1997:
- Architects say, "It COULD work."
- Implementors say, "It SHOULD work."
- Verifiers say, "It WILL work."
A 21st Century Update, 2007,
by Shailender Chaudhry, Robert Cypher, and Anders Landin:
- Implementors say, "It WON'T work."
- Verifiers say, "It DOESN'T work."
- Architects say, "It MUST work."
Mark's 1974 Science Fair Project -- a Mechanical Binary Adder.
for 3.7MB image.
Mark, fresh from his Ph.D. (1988)
Proof that Mark is into Hardware (wrist after 1995 bike accident)
Mark with Univ. of Texas Professors (1999 in Austin)
Mark as Contemplative Viking (2001 ISCA banquet)
Caricature of Mark (right) by Enric Pereda, La Rambla,
for 257KB image.
Mark D. Hill with Hardware, 2006 Photo by Bob Rashid.
for 35MB tif image.
Yale Patt, Yale Patt (?), and moderator Joel Emer (Single- vs. Multi-Thread Debate at CARD/HPCA 2007)
Wild-West-style resolution of the CARD 2007 debate (photoshopped by Mike Marty)
Mark Hill (right) Drafted to Dance at VLDB Banquet (8/2008)
Some Wisconsin Computer Architects with Bucky Badger (10/2008):
Brad Beckmann, Kevin Moore, David Wood, Bucky Badger, Steve Scott,
Babak Falsafi, Mark Hill, Guri Sohi, and Mike Marty.
for 2MB image.
Mark Hill and Sue Dentinger in Giant Gerbil Wheel at Wonderball
a benefit for the Madison Children's Museum.
for 8MB image.
Mark Hill with Cray-1 at Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
for large image.
Mark Hill in Google Street View Car at Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA