I remember my MSCS advisor often refers to his "academic grandfather" (his advisor's advisor Dr. Leonard Kleinrock) as the person who sent the first data packets. Although distant, I think it is cool for him to be a descendant of someone famous.
For PhDs, have you ever traced your academic family tree? Does it matter for those of you that are not in academia? I am also a PhD student now and would it be too early to imagine folks in my lab as my "academic brother/sister"?
Would like to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks!