Re: *** Clinton bestows national medals on Internet pioneers

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 09:53:09 -0800

Now that they have pretty much figured out the best
way to get computers to talk together, I wish they'd
figure out how to do the same thing for people.


> President Clinton awarded the national medal of technology to two
> inventors Tuesday whose efforts to link military computers by radio,
> satellite and telephone wires 25 years ago evolved into the
> globe-spanning Internet. Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, inventors of
> the TCI/IP protocol, said they started their research to solve a
> military command and control problem, never dreaming it would end up
> spawning a vast new medium for commerce and communications. See