So 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.
A hundred twenty seconds. Not much time to thank you all
for the honor and induction into the ISOC Hall.
It’s a pleasure to be one of those included on the team
that launched the Internet express and realized our dream.
But this Hall of Fame is woefully inadequate in size.
You need much more to list the many winners of this prize.
For every user everywhere contributes to the net,
so you need to two billion spaces more, and then you’ll need more yet.
Those early days were golden, and the challenges were huge.
We could have taken shortcuts and create a frightful kludge.
Or we could’ve gotten patents to enrich our treasure chest.
But indeed, instead, we did it proper and succeeded in our quest.
The packets they went streaming, they went flying, hop by hop.
And when the gigapipes were full, there was no way to stop.
The flow control protected us as apps did quickly grow.
The younger kids are now in charge. It’s time that we let go.
Thank you all.