As told by RDE
Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann and Tony DiNardo were friends. They often went out to dinner. Tony was a genius, an expert in information science theory.
RDE believes credit should be given where it is merited.
Bob often played GO at his desk at Raytheon, no one seemed to mind, not even his boss. In fact, the NYAS sent his boss a letter saying that he should be complimented that RDE worked for him.
Laskowitz was an ardent supporter of RDE. He saw to it that RDE was accepted as a Fellow at the NYAS.
There was at one time a Laskowitz Helicopter Company.
Tony was a shy person. He hung around RDE’s cubical and talked about information theory while Bob played GO.
Another man, Girard, hung around – in a sneaky way, pretending to be watching GO, but really to listen in to the conversation, which he was not included in.
Meantime there was, at the New York Academy of Sciences, an extraordinary incident. There is in CA a group, allegedly a space institute, who are utterly hostile to the space industry, including manned space efforts.
The NYAS has been around a long time.
There was a certain Police Captain in NY, who had two sisters associated with the NYAS. One had a little girls’ dress shop next door and the other processed paperwork at the academy.
One day a large group from the alleged space institute walked into the NYAS without invitation. They confronted the editor and told him he was fired. They ranted that it was a disgrace having someone like RDE doing planetology conferences in their name, and for the sake of human decency and science, they were going to have to take over management of the NYAS.
During this event, the NY Policeman was visiting his sister in the cafeteria. The Space Institute continued their tirade, threatening to call the police in to clear the place out, which they did. However, before they did, the Captain had called his superior and said he needed reinforcements at the Academy to help him with a situation.
They came and evicted the Space Institute amidst threats of “we know the mayor” etc. They were never heard from again.
Back to Tony. At Raytheon, you are either funded or not funded. If you are funded you manage your contract. Some are never funded, and great effort is made to see it stays that way.
Girard wanted to be an information expert. He had the point of view that everything technical or scientific done by anyone at Raytheon belonged to him, since it was Raytheon property.
Joanna Enzmann developed a derivation of gravitational constant and a number of other relativistic problems. Girard knew that all of them should have been given to him before she published them. He was outraged, because he knew that with some information from RDE on Newtonian approximations he could have published it himself.
RDE knew there is a limit to time. Not that the universe has a beginning or end, but that one must define time, which he and Joanna had done as Time Existence Theorem and Information Existence Theorem.
RDE did the approximation and Joanna set up the integral. Her integral expressed his approximation but not with Information Algebra. Tony wrote it up using Information Algebra.
Because of the uproar at the NYAS, RDE could not monitor the information going into the academy for the Planetology Conference as closely as was required, and Girard submitted a paper on Time and Information Existence Theorem – the paper done by Tony.
Not long after, Girard saw to it that Tony was fired, and being shy, Tony took it badly. He committed suicide. RDE suspected it was more sinister.
Girard was angry with Joanna for publishing her papers before giving them to him. He sought revenge on her by stopping an assignment that would have sent her to Kwajalein. Later, as Joanna knew the equipment better than anyone else, he couldn’t stop her from going. Girard’s brother also sought to get revenge on Joanna for not giving Girard everything she wrote, but he also failed.
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