Vinton Cerf Quotes


33 Vinton Cerf quotes:



"I'm projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers on the Net by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time."
"Although I've had several major career changes, I was extremely hesitant about making some of them."
"At some point, you can't lift this boulder with just your own strength. And if you find that you need to move bigger and bigger boulders up hills, you will need more and more help."
"Because when these DDOS attacks swamp access lines, then filtering at the other end doesn't help."
"But what we all have to learn is that we can't do everything ourselves."
"First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments, venture capitalists - once burned - are now very cautious and are investing in areas that actually make business sense."
"I expect that the entertainment industry will have gone through its own convulsion in the same way the telecom industry will have gone through its."
"I expect to see a lot of household appliances on the Net by 2010, as well as autos and other mobile devices."
"I was very nervous about going up to teach at Stanford and very nervous even about going to ARPA."
"If you need to understand it to make policy, you should turn first to people who are scientists and engineers for factual information."
"In a small company, you often see a lot more of what goes on in a broader range of things. And that's good."
"In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology."
"In the larger companies, you have this tendency to get top-down direction."
"Movie distribution may very well have migrated fully to digital form by then, making a huge dent in the need to print film and physically distribute content."
"My reaction to a lot of the current situation that we're in is based in part on a serious concern that the present administration's course ignores reality."
"Of course, I've done small company things, too, but most of them have been nonprofit organizations, such as the Internet Society, and I'm on the board of a number of small companies."
"Of course, you do have to get accustomed to being satisfied a little bit at second-hand by people who actually do some of the key work."
"People need to be exposed to what the various problems are in various parts of the business. And you can become isolated from that in a large company."
"So one of the most important things we can do in the industry is make sure that the threat of cyberattacks is minimized as much as possible."
"So, for me, working with larger companies has often been very satisfying, precisely because of the ability of bringing critical mass to bear on a given effort."



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