Carl Malamud: Internet Talk Radio, flame of the Internet. Malamud: This is Geek of the week. We’re talking to Scott Bradner. He’s a consultant on the staff of Harvard University, he’s Area Director in the Internet Engineering Task Force for Operational Requirements, and has also been named in the special interim area looking at the question …read the full transcript.
The biggest surprise I’ve ever had about the Internet is that my mom surfed. It never occurred to me in the early 80s that my mother would ever knowingly use the Internet. It was a toy—it was a geek thing. It was for scientists, it was for researchers, it was for technical people. I expected her to use it without knowing it, because I expected it to be an underlayment for a lot of telecommunications.