I wonder if Lockergnome can persuade Don McMillian to perform at Gnomedex 4.

"I tell jokes nobody can even get near, jokes about error correction, jokes that have never been told before," he says. "My big thing was physics. So I tell jokes about pi mesons [subatomic particles]."

McMillan is one of a small band of high-tech comedians - others include Wayne Cotter and Dan St. Paul - who use their knowledge of IT to delve into the lighter side of technology. McMillan, with a master's degree in engineering from Stanford University and a rŽsumŽ that includes Bell Labs and VLSI Technology, certainly has the tech credentials.