Radia Perlman

Radia Perlman’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

in Internet Hall of Fame 2014

I would like to say that I was born know­ing I was going to be design­ing pro­to­cols. But in fact, if I’d known more about com­put­ers when I was young, I would have said I would be hap­py doing pret­ty much any­thing as long as it did­n’t involve com­put­ers.

Geek of the Week: Radia Perlman

in Geek of the Week

The peo­ple that invent­ed Ethernet did a real good thing. Ethernet is good tech­nol­o­gy. But they did a real­ly bad thing because they called it a net. And they should­n’t have called it Ethernet, they should’ve called it Etherlink.”