Saturday, November 08, 2008

Father of the internet, Vint Cerf, playing Spacewar

Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf ( born June 23, 1943) is an American computer scientist who is the "person most often called 'the father of the Internet'."[2][4][5]

His contributions, says Wikipedia, have been recognized repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology,[1] the Turing Award,[6] and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.[7]

Cerf has worked for Google as its Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since September 2005.[3] In this role he has become well known for his predictions on how technology will affect future society, encompassing such areas as artificial intelligence, environmentalism, the advent of IPV6 and the transformation of the television industry and its delivery model.[8]

Indie work: compare the life of Cerf to that of Alexander Bell.

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