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Wendy Boswell

"Father of the Internet" Hired By Google

By September 8, 2005

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This from Slashdot via the Washington Post:
"Google has hired Internet pioneer Vint Cerf away from MCI as its "Chief Internet Evangelist". "He is one of the most important people alive today," said [Google CEO Eric] Schmidt, who has been friends with Cerf for more than 20 years. "Vint has put his heart and soul into making the Internet happen. I know he is going to jump right in here and start shoveling out new ideas for Google."
The Post article goes on to say "when he starts work at Google on Oct. 3, Cerf's official title will be "chief Internet evangelist," but he is determined to be more than a figurehead or detached visionary.

"What I have done in the past is not going to be important at Google," Cerf said during an interview. "What's important at Google is what you are doing today and what you going to do tomorrow. That's the metric I will be measured by."

Cerf will remain chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the oversight agency for Internet domain names."

You can read more about Vint Cerf at Wikipedia.

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