Kenneth Cukier gets in the Babbage time machine and travels to 1989, when Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote the famous memo that laid the foundations for the world wide web. Kenn speaks to some of the other key figures that influenced its invention, like Ted Nelson and Vint Cerf, and then asks what the WWW might look like in the future.
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Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet” for his co-invention of TCP/IP. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Cerf has worked for Google as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since October 2005.
Vint Cerf’s keynote – "A Web that Archives Itself."
"The Internet Archive has started the process of preserving the WWW but there is an opportunity to refine the design of WWW to create a self-archiving, distributed system. I hope to explore some of the desirable properties of such a self-archiving system from the technical perspective but feel compelled to consider business models that make the process sustainable and affordable. This is clearly more than just a technical problem."
Vint Cerf is Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet.
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Speaking to the country’s leading academics last week, a Google innovator, Vint Cerf, warned today’s important records are at risk of being forever lost because of technological obsolescence, plus the transitory nature of emails and the like.
Predicting a "forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century," Cerf said "digital vellum" must be developed to preserve old software and hardware so photos, emails and documents can be recovered from floppy disks, for example, or any other soon-to-be obsolete medium. More worrisome is that material with unknown value would disappear. For instance, the as-yet-undiscovered Charles Dickens of today, unlike his/her predecessor, likely is not sending hand-written correspondence to fellow editors and writers - leaving 22nd century students without many clues about process and development.
What else do we risk losing due to digitization? What historical documents do you consider treasures? If you are a content creator, do you take steps to preserve your e-mails, photos and the like?
Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, a non-profit building a free library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form
Sue Hodson, Curator of Literary Manuscripts, The Huntington Library
Vinton Cerf, one of the “fathers of the internet,” discusses what he sees as one of the greatest threats to the internet—the encroachment of the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU) into the internet realm. ITU member states will meet this December in Dubai to update international telecommunications regulations and consider proposals to regulate the net. Cerf argues that, as the face of telecommunications is changing, the ITU is attempting to justify its continued existence by expanding its mandate to include the internet. Cerf says that the business model of the internet is fundamentally different from that of traditional telecommunications, and as a result, the ITU’s regulatory model will not work. In place of top-down ITU regulation, Cerf suggests that open multi-stakeholder processes and bilateral agreements may be a better solutions to the challenges of governance on the internet.
Vint Cerf’s keynote at the plenary session "A Decade in Internet Time" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Oxford Internet Institute.
Vint Cerf takes his title of Internet Evangelist for Google seriously. He is knee-deep in several projects to bring the next versions of the "Internet" into the world, including IPv6 adoption and the creation of a new extraterrestrial Internet, the so-called "InterPlaNetary Internet." At the annual Digital Broadband Migration conference in Boulder, Colo., Vint sat down with Network World’s Julie Bort to discuss the future of IP, home networking, the Interplanetary Internet, cloud computing standards and other topics. (15:19)