As a proud member of Project Steve I am happy to hear and disperse the news that the kiloSteve milestone has been achieved, and in fact Steve #1000 is Steven P. Darwin, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. I am somewhere between Steve #200 and Steve #400 chronologically, according to the list of Steves , and joined back when I was at Yale – I have the 400 Steve tshirt to prove it. As my good friend Steve Hahn (in my same range, probably just before me) was fond of saying:
You get three or more Steves together, and something wonderful happens
It happened a lot back on CDF for a while: There was Steve Chappa, Steve Hahn, Steve Kuhlman, Steve Levy, Steve Miller, Steve Mrenna, Steve Nahn, Steve Tether, Steve Vecjik and maybe I’m forgetting one or two, all in near proximity. It was so dense you couldn’t move without bumping into someone named Steve, not to mention Stefano Belaforte, Stefano Torre, Stefano Moccia, and Stefano Giagu.
And yes, Steve Hahn’s name differs by one letter from mine, which occasionally created fairly humurous results (although he is actually a “ph” where as I am a “v”). Some day I will relate the story of the two Michael Schmi(d/t)ts, but only in person. There are two Bob Wagners too, “Argo” Bob, and “Fermi” Bob. It got kinda surreal.