Not the actor (though shares birth city and year) but The Other David Alan Grier or TODAG. An Engineer that was produced by Middlebury College and hence places more importance with words than with physical reality. . Author of five books, including "When Computers Were Human", "Too Soon to Tell", and "The Company We Keep." . Regular Columnist for Computer magazine and the Communications of the Chinese Computing Federation. Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.