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Jeanette Symons (1962-2008) a commerical Internet Pioneer
It was with great sadness that I read about the un-timely death of my friend and colleague Jeanette in a plane crash in
I meet Jeanette at Hayes Microcomputer Products where we were working on a project together. People would think that we were brother and sister since we both had curly back hair and looked alike. When she wanted to move back to
Jeanette, Rob, Jay Duncanson and Steve Speckenbach left Hayes to start Ascend Communications and developed the TNT central site dial up modem, ISDN and Ethernet switch that handled most of the dial up Internet traffic for years. Ascend was purchased by Lucent and she and Mori started Zhone Technologies.
Her new venture was started because her children wanted to blog with their friends and she was worried about them being on line.
Jeanette will be missed.