Google hires Father of the Internet

By Derek Sooman on
Google has hired Vinton 'Vint' Cerf, whom many consider to be the Father of the Internet, being the architect of the TCP/IP suite of Internet protocols used to make the Internet possible. Working as "Chief Internet Evangelist" (what a title!), Cerf will build network infrastructure, architectures, systems, and standards for the next generation of Internet applications.

The man himself clearly has big ambitions for his new role. ' Google has already made tremendous strides in making access to information on the Web a reality,' he said. 'This medium will enjoy wider-spread use than television, radio or phones, and will ultimately expand beyond planet Earth. Google has always believed in doing things differently, and I believe that places us in a unique position to help bring even the wildest Internet visions into reality.'

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