Michael Stump of the #eager0 comments:
ICYMI: Dr. Vint Cerf delivered a keynote address to the HHS IPv6 Symposium at the National Library of Medicine at NIH this morning. Dr. Cerf’s contributions to the Internet are nearly unbelievable: he co-created TCP/IP, and can get away with saying things like, “When I turned the Internet on in January of 1983.” Do yourself a favor and read his Google Research profile; he’s currently Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google.
Dr. Cerf spoke about some of the barriers to IPv6 adoption in both the consumer and business / federal spaces. In both cases, it’s a matter of need: if technologists don’t pound on tables and demand IPv6 from Internet service providers and hardware / software vendors, we’ll be discussing this migration for another 16 years. He cited Comcast as an example of an ISP who is leading the way with their ambitious IPv6 adoption program.
It’s always interesting to hear from the man regarded as the father of the Internet. His answers around IPv6 adoption are great. Read on for a video of the talk as well as some humorous responses to questions.
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