And some trivia.... the name Trumpet was actually the first product I made, an Internet newsreader for DOS - as in a newspaper name like "The Daily Trumpet". Also I like trumpets, having played one for many years, and also the apocalyptic themes of the final trumpet sounding appealed to me too. As I was writing it in Turbo Pascal back then, there was no open source TCP stack in pascal, so I had to write one, from scratch, armed only with the RFCs. Ultimately that TCP core became Trumpet Winsock.
The Internet really was a wild western frontier back then, with so many things being done for the first time - it was a matter of who was the quickest to market and could anticipate what was needed. P!
"(Yahoo) lists over 55,000 sites and receives (snip) 250,000 users"
It also serves as an example to enterpreneurs:
"Not wishing to sell Yahoo to the various corporations that expressed interest they found venture capital, took a leave from Stanford, and went for the brass ring. They now devote their full time to Yahoo as the traffic continues to increase."
Indeed, Tattam's work was more revolutionary than the people at the time expected.