Doesn't everyone like to see their name in print? My only other published-in-a-book reference was a thank you list for Web Pages That Suck, and I can't even remember what I sent to Vincent Flanders right now. It's over ten years old. This is still way back when people didn't have CSS to play with, and the blink tag was widespread.
Yes, children, the dark ages of the web.
Which reminds me of one of my fave actuaries (Jeremy Gold) trying to claim online cred longer than mine (granted, he is much older than me... older than Stu, even, to give you an idea... okay, older than my mother, even).... and dude, yes, there were people who were online before me, but I was on Prodigy back in the 80s. I think I used Prodigy more than my Dad did, and that's something.
[I wonder what the wifi is like in Purgatory/Heaven. I'm guessing in Purgatory, they're still stuck on dialup. Heaven gets all Apple's products pre-release. Hey Dad, is there a tablet Mac yet? Ooooh, wait... googling around I see there are mod services.... never mind.]