Tag: internet

Happy Birthday: TCP/IP pioneer Vint Cerf reflects on the modern Internet quietly turning 30

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Happy Birthday to The Interwebz. That’s right, January 1 (which was yesterday for those of us outside the US), marked the 30th birthday of the modern Internet. Writing on the Google blog, Vint Cerf — the company’s VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, and a key figure who helped the Internet get off the ground — recalls the packet network-related work that he and Robert Kahn undertook to develop the initial TCP Internet standard that got things moving. That was then split into two parts, one of which was “Internet Protocol”, aka IP, and the other TCP. more

How the internet became a closed shop

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A LITTLE over a decade ago, just before the masses discovered the digital universe, the internet was a borderless new frontier: a terra nullius to be populated by individuals, groups and programmers as they saw fit. There were few rules and no boundaries. Freedom and open standards, sharing information for the greater good was the ethos. more

The UN’s internet gabfest

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How do you fix a big problem? Well, one thing you don't do is call the United Nations and then ask that august body to do something that it has never done before. Yet, this is exactly what appears to be happening when the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union meets at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai next week. more