IoT Concerns Bring Eric Allman Out of Retirement
In 2012, after leaving his company, Sendmail Inc., Eric Allman was supposed to retire.
But after “a career of telling people to get out of my office so I could get my work done, I got lonely,” he said.
So he started hanging around UC Berkeley again, going to seminars and research meetings.
“At some point they said, ‘you know, we should put you on the payroll,’” Allman said.
So he is now, at least technically part-time, working on data storage and security for the Internet of Things, among other things.