How to find the Jeff Goldberg you are looking for
"Jeff Goldberg" is a common name. I occasionally get email for those
who are not me. If you know of someone who is not on this list but
should be, please let me know.
The best way to let you know which one I am is to provide a short
biography, with an emphasis on where I have lived and what
institutions I have been affiliated with.
- Which one am I
- What I do now, and where
- Where I've been
- Goldberg's other than myself
- Jeff Goldbergs
- Other Goldberg's I might be confused with
Experience has shown that my Email address changes about once every
fives years. I used to consider using a service like iName, but now
(due to this web page and its predecesor) that address, JGoldberg@iName.com, is now just spam bait.
Current contact information is listed on my
contact information page, and all involves my family domain, goldmark.org.
Some of my past Email addresses have been
I also got email under a variety of roles I've filled. See
my contact page for more info.
(still forwards here)
(still forwards here)
(still forwards here)
My current Email addresses are listed on my contact page.
I am mostly "hanging out" after the family move. I am currently not
employed, and am slowly looking for work. See my
CV for info.
I grew up in and about West
Caldwell, New Jersey. Home of Grover Cleveland
and Gordon Liddy. My family moved away when I was about 15 years
old in 1976.
Moved to Long Beach,
California, where I attended what was then called "Will Rogers
Junior High School", but is now Rogers Middle
School, Wilson High
School and Long Beach
Polytechnic High School as part of the PACE magnet
program. (Ie, desegregated the school, which segregating the
classroom, but still a good program despite that).
Note: When updating those school links, I noticed a
number of disturbing things: One is that the slogan of the Long Beach Unified School
District appears to be Raising Standards in Dress, Behavior
and Achivement; one wonders about priorities. The other is the
truely terrible level of web design, with difficult to navigate frames,
browser specific content. Normally, I don't link to such sites, but
did so here anyway.
I was at
University of California, Santa Cruz in
Santa Cruz, California
where not knowing what to study I studied, philosophy (gave
that up soon), physics and math for a couple of years, and eventually
linguistics in which I got my degree in 1984. Among other things, I
worked at the University radio station, KZSC doing news and folk music and
experiencing (and probably contributing to) the nastier side
of student politics wrt to KZSC. I learned troff, vi and a bit of Unix and C
as part of my linguistics training. I had an Email address of email@example.com
at that time. It should have been aumtn (for Au+Mountain), but that
was a typo.
I was a PhD student in linguistics at Stanford University
(never finished degree) and was closely associated with
the Center for the Study of Language
and Information, where I spent more time developing Email and
Unix skills (I got MH running on Suns) as well as TeX skills, that
you are more likely to know about me from that than from any linguistics
I did. I worked mostly on a syntactic theory known as
Head-driven Phrase Structure
My email address, firstname.lastname@example.org still
exists, but forwards to my proper Cranfield address.
I did some work grammar hacking at Xerox PARC, my email address
there still sometimes gets me mail for Adele Goldberg.
I took leave from Stanford, but still hung out, occasionally doing
some Tex work for CSLI publications. In 1987 I met
In August 1988, I moved to Vác,
and the rest is history. Within a year, we moved to
During that time I worked at the Research Institute for Linguistics of
the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Later the group I was with
established the Theoretical Linguistics Department at the
Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE) in Budapest. For far
too long my only network connection was a shared email account on the
ella.hu system. However, we finally did get ourselves
online with SCO Unix, a buggy 486, and a truly dreadful connection to
the Hungarian backbone. I became known as email@example.com, which is barely still a valid
address, but forwards on to me.
My time in Budapest was interrupted for one year, while Lívia
went to St Johns College, Cambridge University to study at the Judge
Institute of Management Studies.
I was fortunate enough to
be allowed to hang out with people at
Computer Labs at Cambridge, while
fighting with HM Immigration and Nationality Office. During my time
in Cambridge, you may have run into me at anyone of those places or
at the occasional Amnesty International meeting. That was in 1991-1992.
In 1992 we gave up fighting the Immigration officials. (The husband of
a full time student couldn't get working permission, but a wife could).
We returned to Budapest, and Lívia finished her degree remotely.
In December 1994, Lívia started working at the Cranfield University School of Management. (It
should have been September, but HM Immigration Office was at it again.
I was a househusband for a while. In March 1995 I started working at
the Computer Centre
after having to go to Croydon to straighten out an incorrect stamp
which HM Immigration had placed in by passport upon entry.
I worked for the Cranfield
Centre as a verity of things. Assistent information officer,
co-webmaster, co-postmaster. Also taught C programming in the Applied Mathematics and
Computing department. I managed the "Academic Bletchley Park"
website for a while, which has now moved to http://www.codesandciphers.org.uk
(and is now better managed as well). I lived at the University, with
my wife Lívia Markóczy who had
been working at the Cranfield University School of Management from
November 1994 to June 2000. Also my daughter, Tímea was born in Cranfield (actually
Bedford Hospital) in September, 1998.
During this time we also maintained residence in Anaheim,
California. So you may have met me there.
If our paths haven't crossed
If the above biographical sketch doesn't leave room for our paths to
have crossed, than I am probably not the Jeff Goldberg you are looking
for, and you should consult the list below for some more help.
There are far too many Goldberg's to list, but there are some who I have
been confused with either due to similar institutional affiliation or
mere misfortune (usually misfortune for them). I list a few here.
- Jeffrey Goldberg, journalist and staff writer at the New
Yorker. I admire his work, but in no way wish to exploit
any confusion about our names nor diminish his credibility. I
have posted my own political musings, but they are neither
researched nor written with my namesake's skill and expertise.
I do not have a contact address for that Jeff Goldberg.
- Jeff Goldberg, MCI's Internet Marketing Managers. Considering
that I have been calling for a boycott of MCI because of the
spam support shown by their sister company, UUNet, I hope that
it is clear that I am not that Jeff Goldberg. I do not have a
contact address for that Jeff Goldberg.
- Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Research Assistant Professor in the Large
Scale Distributed Information Systems in the Department of
Computer Science at the University of Georgia. We was a PhD
student at Texas A and M. I have no current working URL. The
previous U Georgia one doesn't work.
- Jeff I. Goldberg,
Associate professor, biological sciences, University of
Alberta. The URL that I used to have no longer works.
- There is a British Jeff Goldberg who at one point
works for Psion. I have received Email looking for him, but have
not found him. I have recently been informed that he moved from
Psion to DataQuest and is now at Cisco. I am getting this
information from people looking for him. If you can add more please
do. And thanks to all who have helped.
- There is another British one, Jeffrey A. Goldberg, born 1957 who
runs a travel agency in London. Attended Hull university.
Hobbies include photography, films, chess.
- There is a Jeffrey Goldberg who is the author of at least one book on
the history of science. If anyone finds a contact address for him
or more information let me know.
brother Jonathan Goldberg
- Adele Goldberg at Xerox PARC.
I was associated with Xerox PARC for a short time in the mid
1980s, and while we don't often get each others mail, it still
happens. She is a network algorithms expert I believe, and
instrumental in the development of the language Smalltalk.
- Adele Goldberg at UCSD and CSLI.
Chances are the two Adele Goldbergs have it worse than I do.
This one is a linguist, and her csli email is Adele@csli.stanford.edu
and is not firstname.lastname@example.org, which gets
forward to me.
- Michael Goldberg
I don't know where he is now, but in the early 80s at Crown College,
UC Santa Cruz we were often
confused with each other. (Among other things we both worked on
the same newsletter, and I shared a house with his girlfriend, etc).
There are probably more Michael Goldberg's than Jeff Goldberg's, but
that is their problem.
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Author: Jeffrey Goldberg