Vinton Gray Cerf, ForMemRS, (born June 23, 1943) is an American Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with TCP/IP co-inventor Bob Kahn. 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.
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"Your Life: Vinton Cerf" (2016)
Interview with David Frank in AARP Bulletin, Vol. 57, No. 10 (December 2016)
- And programming computers was so fascinating. You create your own little universe, and then it does what you tell it to do.
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- There are some people who imagine that older adults don't know how to use the internet. My immediate reaction is, "I've got news for you, we invented it."
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- The ability to interact with a computer presence like you would a human assistant is becoming increasingly feasible.
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