[ga] Whitehouse will need to step in...
People should write letters and/or call...
"Next Generation Internet"
> Tuesday, November 7, 2000
> *Attendance is by Invitation Only*
> Introduction: GIP Chairman John Patrick, Vice President for Internet
> Technology, IBM
Keynote Speakers: The Honorable Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden
> David Farber, Chief Technologist, U.S. Federal Communications Commission,
> Professor of Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania.
> Moderator: Vint Cerf, Senior Vice President for Internet Architecture &
> Engineering, WorldCom.
> Panelists: Fred Baker, Fellow, Cisco Systems, and Chairman, IETF
> Keynote Speaker: Esther Dyson, chairman, EDventure (Retiring Chairman,
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> CHAIRMAN KENNARD: Any other questions from the
> bench? Hearing none, we'll move to the next panel. Thank
> you both very much. We really appreciate your taking the
> time to do this. And I wanted to publicly acknowledge and
> thank Esther Dyson's work with ICANN. That is a tremendous
> public service, not only for the country, for the world, and
> we're very appreciative of your work.
"Vinton Cerf, Nicknamed the "Father of the Internet:" "I think it is very
to say that the Internet would not be where it is in the United States
the strong support given to it and related research areas by the Vice
President in his current role and in his earlier role as Senator." Cerf is
senior vice president with MCI Worldcom."
"Dave Farber, Professor of Telecommunications at the University of
Pennsylvania: "Without [Gore] there is a good chance it [the Internet]
would not be where it is today," said Dave Farber."
"In a widely circulated letter, Vinton Cerf and Bill Joy wrote: "As the two
people who designed the basic architecture and the core protocols that make
the Internet work, we would like to acknowledge VP Gore's contributions as a
congressman, senator and as vice president. No other elected official, to
our knowledge, has made a greater contribution over a longer period of time.
. . . The fact of the matter is that Gore was talking about and promoting
the Internet long before most people were listening."
With the Internet reaching to the far corners of the globe, the day's e-mail
brings tidings from abroad. This past February 4, a message from Swedish
Prime Minister Carl Bildt became the first e-mail correspondence from one
head of government to another:
From @SEARN.SUNET.SE:ADMCB@HHS.SE Fri Feb 4 03:52:19 1994
Received: by WhiteHouse.Gov (5.65/fma/mjr-120691); id AA13582; Fri, 4 Feb 94
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 1994 09:51 +0100
From: Carl Bildt <ADMCB@HHS.SE>
Subject: From PM Carl Bildt/Sweden to President Clinton
Apart from testing this connection on the global Internet system, I want to
congratulate you on your decision to end the trade embargo on Vietnam. I am
planning to go to Vietnam in April and will certainly use the occasion to
take up the question of the MIAs....
Sweden is - as you know - one of the leading countries in the world in the
field of telecommunications, and it is only appropriate that we should be
among the first to use the Internet also for political contacts and
communications around the globe.
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