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I found out a few weeks ago how general managers are made.
When I worked for HP, from the summer after my sophomore year in college to 1997, general managers were a big deal. They ran HP's business units. Lew Platt was a GM (and later CEO of HP), and now part of highway 87 is named for him. In fact, the closest I ever got to an HP GM was flipping burgers next to Lew at one of HP's legendary beer busts.
Yesterday, Infoblox hosted the second annual "Inside Baseball" event, an informal meeting of representatives from companies that work with DNS to discuss strategic and operational issues. Dyn, Inc., who dreamed up the event and hosted last year's meeting at their headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, coordinated registration and proposed a loose agenda.
InfoWorld just gave their 2011 Technology Leadership Award to my old friend and frequent collaborator, Matt. Matt's worked tirelessly on the deployment of DNSSEC in some of the biggest and most important zones on the Internet, including the root zone, .com and .net - all of which, I'll note, went off without a hitch. That doesn't happen by chance.