He changed our lives!

May 22, 2008 at 9:03 am 2 comments

Vint Cerf was at WCIT 2008 in Kuala Lumpur as Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google but most of the world know him better as the Father of the Internet. Sitting there listening to him yesterday, I couldn’t help but reflect on my first experience with the Internet – how I had stayed up several days and nights to use this brand new technology that enabled me to roam around the world discovering information that had been very difficult to access until then; easily communicate with people all around the world exchanging ideas, sharing experiences and making friends. It is difficult to remember how I managed to do anything before the Internet came into my life.

It blew my mind to sit there and listen to this great man talk about his vision for the Internet for 2035 – how he expected the internet would grow, what devices would be like, where convergence and innovation would take place, where and how barriers would come down. He talked for 45 minutes but the time just flew and the mind was totally engaged. The possibilities that he eluded to became real and one hoped one would be around to see it all happen.

I just had to go and shake his hand and talk to him if I could. Like John Gage he was totally approachable and very easy to talk to.  Being in the company of such minds, one felt overwhelmed and yet inspired.

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  • 1. Atif Sultan Ali Khan  |  May 27, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Isnt it great when people who know what they are talking about, talk about what they know best!

    For alot of people meeting Vint Cerf would be one of those ‘if you could have dinner with any three people’ kinda oppertunity… so congrats on that.

    Question: what do i need to do to get your job?

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  • 2. Jehan  |  May 28, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Yeah it is great to listen to people who know what they are talking about. We have some of those people here – granted not too many but still!

    Thanks. It was wonderful meeting Vint Cerf and John Gage together. Such opportunities don’t come by too often. You want my job? Hmmm … sure let’s switch. I am not sure I could do yours though.🙂

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