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'Father of the Internet' Wonders: Time for a Do-Over?

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/09/09/Creating_an_Effective_Platform Vinton Cerf, co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocol, explains changes he would make to the core design of the Internet if given a do-over. ----- At the Gov 2.0 Summit, Vinton Cerf of Google, Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, and Facebook's Tim Sparapani discuss how their respective Internet companies provide an open platform on which independent developers can create value online through innovative products and services. - Web 2.0 Summit Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award, sometimes called the "Nobel Prize of Computer Science," in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens. Vint Cerf serves as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995 and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board.
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