I didn't know this was such a big deal, though I was VERY surprised and pretty happy when I got reply from Carmack myself a while ago (shortly after Doom3 was announced gold), I just thought that a god like him didn't have time for puny little humans like us
. I asked him a few questions on how best to approach the gaming-industry if you're considering to educate yourself into a game programmer or such. So I'm totally confident that Intel17 did had a reply from Carmack, because when I can, anybody can
Now poor JC; He will get spammed with emails from all the NV users
Anyway, would you like me to share the email with you?