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Marconi Fellow Bob Kahn on what people first thought about the net

“Nobody really thought [the Internet] was a good idea back then, in terms of [business] opportunities,” Marconi Fellow Bob Kahn told a packed auditorium at Princeton’s Friend Center March 12 — the 25th anniversary of the invention of the World Wide Web.  Kahn, a Princeton alumnus, and Vinton Cerf, who are credited as the “fathers of the Internet,” pointed to how their one invention made thousands of other technological advances possible, just as earlier inventions such as the integrated circuit had led to the semiconductor industry. Since its creation, Kahn said, “It has scaled by a factor of a million.” HH

To read more about their talk, go to https://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2014/04/02/pages/4606/