Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vint Cerf's webby

A while ago I extolled TCP as a "gold standard" and now, it appears, it's finally getting the credit it deserves. Even Tim Berners-Lee has gotten into the act, making many of the same points, albeit with a bit more polish, in introducing internet pioneer, Webby recipient and Google fellow Vint Cerf. Cerf's response, a Webby-standard five-word acceptance speech, would be a cliche coming from most of us. Considering the source, it's startlingly audacious: "You ain't seen nothing yet."

So, whatever could make an engineering masterpiece like TCP and decades of other career highlights look like "nothing", you can be assured Cerf is hard at work on it.

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