Marconi Society Blog

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Galil and Cerf Praise DeMillo's Book

By Hatti Hamlin "Revolution in Higher Education; How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable" Marconi Board Member Zvi Galil emails, "In 2011 Rich DeMillo wrote the book Abelard to Apple; The Fate of American…
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Samueli: As Moore's Law Slows, We Can't Waste Transistors and Must Be More Creative

2012 Marconi Fellow Henry Samueli told the NY Times “It’s graying, it’s aging, ,,, It’s not dead, but you’re going to have to sign Moore’s Law up for AARP.” He added, "Humans will just have to get more creative." I asked him,…
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Bob Metcalfe Tweets Marconi Young Scholar's Amazing GPS

2003 Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe is enthusiastic about Ken Pesyna's centimeter-accurate GPS. From Bob, the inventor of Ethernet, "Crazy accurate GPS on your next smartphone? @CockrellSchool engineers are on it" (tweet) The work of Pesnya…

Marconi Society Mourns Board Member Joseph Traub

Professor Joseph Traub, a longtime Marconi Society Board Member whose teaching and computer research spanned six decades, died August 24th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 83. Prof. Traub originally set out to be a physicist, but a 1954 visit…
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Vint Cerf Webinar

Internet 2025 – Can we keep it open and evolving? Mountain View, CA Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, will lead “Internet 2025: Can we keep it open and evolving?” the fifth in the Marconi Expertise webinar series. The…
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Vint Cerf Explains Project to Stem "Bit Rot"

By Hatti Hamlin "Your digital images, videos and documents may rot away if you can no longer run the application software that helped you create them." Vint Cerf worries about a digital Dark Age. Interviewed by NPR host Bob Garfield…
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Vint Cerf – What is acceptable and what is not acceptable use of the Internet?

There's no charge to hear Marconi Vice-Chairman at George Washington University in D.C. at Internet Governance Forum 2015 but do register in advance. Or watch the webcast. Vint's on at 10 a.m. Washington time. Vint emails "The topic is plainly…
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NYU Wireless tops world rankings in 5G wireless

Marconi longtime board member Ted Rappaport's research center was listed as first in the world in rankings by Fierce Wireless, a leading online publication, Rated fourth worldwide was Stanford, where no fewer than four Marconi Fellows work.…
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Two Marconi Fellows Among Experts Opposing Special Government Access to Encrypted Communication

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellows Whit Diffie and Ron Rivest are among 14 preeminent cryptographers who have published a paper weighing in on British and U.S. Intelligence agency efforts to require tech companies to supply them with special…
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Marty Cooper & Bob Kahn receive ITU 150 Award

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellows Bob Kahn and Marty Cooper are headed to Geneva for the ITU's celebration of the 150th anniversary. They'll be receiving awards May 17th along with Bill Gates, Ken Sakamura, Mark Krivocheev and Thomas Wiegand.…
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Vint Cerf at Columbia University on governance

Marconi Fellow and Vice-Chair Vint Cerf will be webcast from Columbia University at 9:00 a.m. New York time Thursday May 14. Vint writes "I will be focused on the IANA transition and its implications, on the continuing need for improved security…
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Joe Lechlieder, whose DSL is now in 500M homes

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellow John Cioffi always gave credit to Joe Lechleider of Bellcore for being first to imagine what became DSL. Steve Lohr wrote in Lechleider’s recent New York Times obiturary. "Mr. Lechleider contributed a key…