Vint Cerf @ Goggled Bangalore…

Vint Cerf, one of the founders of internet, co-inventor of TCP/IP, Currently chief internet evangelist & VP, Google was in Bangalore y’day…

Image source : Bart Nagel

Here are some interesting facts and thoughts he shared…

>> Internet has touched just one billion of the world’s population and there are 5.5 billion to go.

>> The falling prices of devices, which access the internet, would provide the much-needed impetus to increase the number of users. There are around 2.5 billion devices, which are accessing the internet providing numerous interfaces likes payment, navigation systems, SMS etc. These include mobile phones, laptops and other handheld devices.

>> In 1997, there were about 22.5 million internet users and today it has crossed one billion with Asia having the highest number of users. This democratic access to world’s information is bringing in newer trends.

>> The real power of the internet is to share information and Google is taking all steps to enable that, though there is a long way to go.

>> Spam is a side effect of free service.

>> The internet is just a mirror of the population and is beyond political control.

Source : Hindu, TOI , ZDnet

Refer for more : Pioneer of Internet , His Bio on ICANN

4 Comments so far

  1. Thejesh GN (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 9:50 am

    Isnt the talk today at Ambedkar Bhavan?

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 9:55 am

    Not sure of his plans for today, This extract was from his Y’days interaction with Press, he may have few more events planned while his visit.

  3. R.A. Levin (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    “Spam is a side effect of free service.”
    Does anyone have Mr. Cerf’s e-mail address? I have some stuff I’d like to forward. About 40 gigabytes worth! Lol!


  4. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 21st, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    try your luck! i am sure he must have duly provided some mechanisum to reply your inbox accoringly… jokes apart I think Spamming is the next disease after those telemarketing calls and auto generated SMS’s hitting us here…

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