I got involved with networking sometime in the late 70s, mainly because I was looking around and discovering that people were getting into networking, email. And at the time I was department chair at University of Wisconsin, the computer science department, and was trying to understand what those capabilities would do for our faculty and students.
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presented by Leonard Kleinrock
I got to annoy you all morning. So, this afternoon I’m going to torture you with a little bit of poetry instead of dialogue.
presented by Mitchell Baker
The thing that always amazed me about [the Internet] is that it was just there. It wasn’t a giant announcement. It wasn’t a person. It wasn’t an organization. It was just there.
About 1988, I was running a regional development information system at the United Nations economic commission for Africa in Addis Ababa. It was based on exchange of information with nodes in virtually every African country, and it was to be based on satellites for the exchange of that information. Unfortunately the satellites weren’t there.
presented by Paul Mockapetris
One of the things I’d like to see is people have been building new capabilities on top of the DNS for many years now. And I’m hoping to see in the future that we see three or four more people that have built advanced security or other features on top of this infrastructure.
presented by Philip Zimmermann
PGP Started out as a human rights project. At the time, there was no way for ordinary people, as opposed to governments or sufficiently resourced institutions—there was no way for ordinary people to communicate securely over long distances without the risk of interception. And so PGP was to change that.
presented by Randy Bush
We mean well, but we also do good and we also do damage. Well-meaning Americans did something called the Leland Initiative, which broke networking in the indigenous networks in ten African countries and empowered the PTT monopolies.
presented by Raymond Tomlinson
The email @-sign, all that business, sort of never came to light until about 1994, at which point somebody asked “Where did email come from?”
presented by Robert Kahn
Bob couldn’t make it today. And if he could teleport here—I mean that’s technology for the future—he would have been here this evening, but he continues to pursue his vision of improving connectivity among people, and communications environments that enable that.