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Late-Breaking Event: Mon. Night Premiere of “Fathers of the Internet”

14 March 2011
By Scott Pinzon

By now, most attendees of ICANN’s 40th Public Meeting probably know that Vint Cerf is speaking Monday night as a featured guest of the NARALO Showcase. If Vint’s history of helping found the Internet interests you, we have an additional treat in store.

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn co-authored the technical foundation of the Internet, the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Jim Trengrove, former producer of the McNeil/Lehrer News Hour, has recently produced a delightful interview with Mr. Cerf and Mr. Kahn. In this richly human conversation, the “Fathers of the Internet” reminisce candidly on how the Internet came to be – and, as college students, how unwitting they were that their experimentation would change the world. Expertly produced at the television studios of WETA in Washington, D.C., Fathers of the Internet: From Evolution to Revolution will make its worldwide debut tonight, just before the NARALO Showcase.

Vint Cerf speaks tonight as part of the NARALO Showcase at 18:00 in Alexandra’s, on the 32nd floor of the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. To enjoy tales from these historical figures of the Internet, in a video not available anywhere else, simply show up an hour early. Fathers of the Internet: From Evolution to Revolution will begin playing in an adjoining room at 17:00.


Scott Pinzon