Vint Cerf

If I was one of the "fathers of the Internet" then I'd want a cool as 70s SciFi name like "Vint Cerf" as well. But I didn't, he did, and he has the name.

InternetNZ, an organisation that "manages .nz domains on behalf of all New Zealanders and works to build a better online Aotearoa" held An evening with Vint Cerf, Jefferson Bailey, Dr Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta, and Wendy Seltzer event back in November 2018 at which Vint Cerf, VINT CERF!! was a speaker.

I no longer feel embarrassed to ask for a selfie* from anyone, people are just people. And this is VINT CERF, he invented the Internet and therefore my whole career, well THE tool that my career is built upon.

Mike with Vint Cerf in Aotearoa New Zealand 2018

btw: Vint Cerf created the Internet, he DID NOT create the Web. The World Wide Web was created by Tim Berners-Lee, who did not create the Internet.
Vint Cerf and Tim Berners-Lee

* Whilst I will bowl up to anyone and ask for a selfie I will also graciously go away when told, "No, not now". I will also not ask when it's blatantly not appropriate.


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