Vint Cerf

Reimagining the Internet: If we'd known then what we know now, what would we have done differently?

Vint Cerf

Talk: Reimagining the Internet: If we'd known then what we know now, what would we have done differently?

Back in the Internet's design phase, Bob Kahn and I spent six months developing concepts and architecture and a year creating the TCP specification, but we didn't know that the idea would work. We concentrated on solving the problems we envisioned, such as networks that couldn't handle each other's packet lengths. Security against direct attacks and authentication of sources weren't high on the agenda. Now that we have spam, DDOS, viruses, and worms, we look back and think about what we might have done differently had we realized that we were creating a global infrastructure for the 21st century!

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf, ForMemRS, is an American Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet". He is a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google.