Vint Cerf surveys his domain

Vint Cerf surveys his domainVinton Cerf sees a reflection of our best and worst instincts in the internet in a story that comes out of a speech given on Monday. The story notes what most surprised and pleased him “has been the continuing avalanche of free information that’s become available since the advent of the worldwide Web in the mid-1990s.” The worst aspects were “spam, viruses, worms … fraud and worthless content” noting these are already problems in other contexts, and that fraud has occurred for decades via the telephone and the Postal Service. The article concludes “Cerf apparently has no plans to ease into retirement. ‘I consider it a successful day,’ he said, ‘when I wear out two 26-year-olds.'”

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