Nagel to Head AT&T Labs
Monday, April 15, 1996 by Dave Winer.
From Kevin Compton, firstname.lastname@example.org, of AT&T corporate public relations:
"Since he figured prominently in your recent DaveNet, I thought you might be interested in David Nagel's next career move. If you hadn't heard already (this is going over Business Wire at 9 am PDT today, Monday April 15)."
The news... Dave Nagel is leaving Apple to become the president of AT&T Labs, the successor of Bell Labs, the organization that developed Unix, and one of the central research organizations in the computer industry.
The release is at http://www.scripting.com/news/nagel.html.
My comments... Contratulations to Dave Nagel. I think this is an excellent choice for both him and for AT&T. I've been a critic of his role at Apple, and have engaged in various heated email exchanges with Nagel over the years. We've had our differences, but he leaves Apple with a lot of goodwill behind him, and here too. Dave is a genuinely good guy. No one who knows him says otherwise.
So... Who is the new top development guy at Apple?
Speculation is welcome.
PS: I wonder if Dave Nagel knows Tom Evslin?