TechWeb's Internet Evolution Publishes Dual Blogs by Internet Founders
Vint Cerf and Larry Roberts Talk About Fixing the Internet Traffic Jam
Jul 29, 2008
TechWeb's Internet Evolution, a Web 2.0 site dedicated to investigating the future of the Internet, has gone back to the Internet's co-founders in search of answers about the looming crisis in Web congestion.
The site today published blogs by two of the scientists who helped create the Internet -- Vinton G. Cerf, co-author of TCP/IP, and Lawrence G. Roberts, whose work on packet switching laid the groundwork for the modern Internet.
Internet Evolution asked both men to discuss the requirements for saving the network they helped create. Web traffic has reached unprecedented levels, and ISPs are throttling data flows in an effort to compensate for the bandwidth consumed by video transmission. What will assure the Internet's future, while preserving network neutrality and fair and open access for all customers?
Cerf and Roberts answer separately from their perspectives as technology insiders. "It's a back-to-the-future exercise," said Internet Evolution Editor in Chief Terry Sweeney. "Who can better comment on what's needed to guarantee the Internet's ongoing viability than the scientists who helped create the network and its protocols? Internet Evolution is privileged and proud to offer a moderated blogosphere where experts and visionaries like Drs. Cerf and Roberts can share their opinions and challenge the conventional wisdom about where the Internet is headed."
To read Roberts' blog click here: http://www.internetevolution.com/author.asp?section_id=499&doc_id=160047&
To read Cerf's blog click here: http://www.internetevolution.com/author.asp?section_id=691&doc_id=160049&
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Internet Evolution hosts more than 100 world-famous Internet experts -- such as Kevin Mitnick, once the most-wanted computer hacker in the world; Dr. Lawrence Roberts, inventor of packet switching, and one of the world's foremost authorities on telecom network architectures; Jack Uldrich, futurist, scholar, and author; Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist.com; David Weinberger, technologist and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto; Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity adviser; and Norman J. Ornstein, political scientist and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) -- all of whom are addressing today's critical socio-economic issues within its ThinkerNet blogosphere. Internet Evolution also offers broadcast-quality broadband video documentaries and interviews; investigative reports; and user-generated content facilitated via the latest Web 2.0 technology.
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