Abominable Firebug
Richard B. Johnson

Richard Brian Johnson is the author of Abominable Firebug [1]  (ISBN 0-595-38667-9). A graduate of the Lyman School for Boys, [2]  Johnson invented the Rubber Ducky Antenna [3,4]  while a resident of this famous reform school.

He also created the JMODEM [7,8]  file transfer protocol in the days before the Internet, was the Sysop of the PROGRAM EXCHANGE bulletin board system, one of the first free software development groups, and was one of the first engineers to implement RLE compression run-length encoding (in hardware) to speed data transmission (circa 1967). [9,10]  Mr. Johnson is named co-inventor of several US and European patents such as U.S. Patent 5,577,026 [5]  and European application 0737370 [6] .

References
   1. Johnson, Richard B., Abominable Firebug (2006) iUniverse
   2. Lyman School for Boys the nation’s first reform school
   3. Rubber Ducky Antenna
   4. Origin of the Rubber Ducky Antenna
   5.  Invention for transferring high-speed data across a moving interface U.S. patent 5,577,026
   6. European filing for the same invention EP patent application 0737370
   7. Original JMODEM documentation
   8. The C version of JMODEM documentation
   9. Johnson’s RLE implementation at Haystack
 10. C language source code for RLE encoding and decoding

Additional information
  Johnson gets blamed for a transmitter fire!
  Was this too arrogant?
  Johnson plays the piano
  Johnson’s photo gallery
  Johnson’s BLOGS on Blogspot
  Johnson’s free software source-code
  Johnson’s extended biography
  Johnson’s thoughts about the homeless
  Johnson’s thoughts about being laid off from work
  Johnson’s thoughts about President Bush

External links
Johnson starts a new company
Author’s website

Notes
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