Dear Dean Hazeltine,

Happy Birthday!

I can think of nothing better to express my thanks for your influence on my life than what I wrote in my letter to BAM in the September/October 2000 Mail Bag.

"Thanks for the article on Barrett Hazeltine; it's nice to see that some things at Brown haven't changed. One of Professor Hazeltine's contributions in the early 1970s was to make sure every incoming student had a user account on the IBM mainframe—a practice unheard of elsewhere in the Ivy League. We started with $200, and if we used it up, a quick trip to the Dean's Office got it replenished, no questions asked.

I suspect that these Oh-One-Five accounts (as they were called, after the first three digits of the nine-digit account number) gave many of us our start in the world of computing. For me it meant a change from being a simple pre-med to (eventually) a medical informatician."

Thanks, Barrett! And thanks for EN 6, too!

Jim Cimino
Class of 1977
Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY

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