Caltech CS Seminar series with Earthlink (!?).

I Find Karma (
Wed, 14 Jan 1998 16:09:36 -0800

I guess Earthlink's role is paying for the speakers' travel.
Of course, any and all forkmembers are invited if you like...

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> Subject: Nobel Prize Winner Inaugurates CS Seminar Series
> CS is starting a Caltech-EarthLink distinguished speaker series
> in distributed computing and networking. The inaugural lecture
> will be given by Arno Penzias who won the Nobel prize in 1978.
> The talk is in the Beckman Auditorium on Thursday, February 5,
> from 5 to 6:30PM. Please mark this on your calendars.
> The TENTATIVE abstract is given below.
> Dr. Arno Penzias
> Vice President and Chief Scientist, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs
> A number of networks--the Internet among them--support and shape the
> ways in which all of us will live and work in the coming years.
> Competing and cooperating with one another in an atmosphere of rapidly
> changing technology, each segment seeks to grow its share of the twin
> currencies of time and money. With an eye toward the future, we examine
> the various contenders and review the game's early odds:
> Telco-Nets Giant industry in transition
> Broadcast An embarrassment of options
> Internet Access to online consumers
> SOHO-Net Eighty/twenty revenue model
> Intranets Consumers at their day jobs
> Extranets Today92s real e-commerce
> Gated-Nets Content CAN pay
> Home-Nets The next really big thing?
> Arno Penzias is Vice President and Chief Scientist of Lucent Technologies,
> Bell Labs Innovations. In this role, he prowls Silicon Valley and similar
> places, seeking out promising technology futures and catalyzing their
> applications for the benefit of the business and its customers.
> Prior to assuming his current position, he held a series of managerial
> positions in AT&T Bell Labs' Research organization. Under his leadership,
> Bell Labs Research transformed itself to meet the competitive needs of the
> global marketplace, while maintaining its long-standing reputation for
> scientific excellence.
> Dr. Penzias began his scientific career in 1961 when he joined Bell
> Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff. He conducted research in
> radio communication and took part in the pioneering Echo and TelstarE2
> communications satellite experiments. As a scientist, he is best known for
> his contributions to astrophysics which earned him the Nobel Prize for
> Physics in 1978.
> A sought-after speaker on emerging trends, he has written a number of
> articles on information technology, especially its impact on business and
> society. His highly-acclaimed book on the subject, "Ideas and Information"
> was published in the US by W.W. Norton and is available in most major
> foreign languages as well. A new book, entitled "Digital Harmony;
> Business, "Technology and Life After Paperwork," was recently published in
> paperback by Harper Collins. In it, he charts the course of the
> Information Revolution and its likely impact on the future of our work
> environment.
> He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of New
> York, after serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, he attended Columbia
> University where he received his master's and doctorate degrees. He has
> also received a number of honorary degrees, as well as other awards for his
> contributions to science, R&D management and public service.
> His affiliations include membership in The National Academy of Sciences
> and The National Academy of Engineering, as well as a number of advisory
> panels and management boards.


Have they REALLY balanced the federal budget, or is it all just
smoke and mirrors?