Art without engineering is dreaming;
Engineering without art is calculating.

Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE

BEHEMOTH at Interop 92

One of the most fun parts of this whole adventure was what came after the years of development and pedaling… being invited to conferences and trade shows to mingle with the folks who built the industry (and make a few bucks in the process). I miss those days.

The photo above shows Vint Cerf, an iconic figure in Internet history, stopping by my booth to see BEHEMOTH. It was an honor to spend a few minutes chatting with him. The photo is by Ole Jacobsen, taken at Spring Interop in Washington DC (also 1992).

 High-Tech Nomad and the BEHEMOTH

Interop ’92 Program

Stop by and meet self-proclaimed, high-tech nomad Steve Roberts and discover first-hand the capabilities of his custom recumbent bicycle with built-in computing and communications capabilities. Designed to satisfy Roberts’ obsessions with bicycling, adventure, computer design, networking and ham radio, the 105-speed BEHEMOTH is powered by solar energy and man. Equipped with computers, microprocessors, on-board computer network, cellular phone with modem and fax, satellite communications, ham radio, heads-up display, handlebar keyboard, speech synthesizer, security system and stereo, BEHEMOTH is completely self contained and has transported Roberts over 16,000 adventurous miles around North America. Don’t miss the opportunity to get a glimpse of his pioneering way of life and discover how current information and communication technology offers startling possibilities for alternative working environments and personal lifestyles. The BEHEMOTH will be on display during the INTEROP 92 Fall Exhibition. For more information — See Global INTEROP Session G35 on page 176.