Vinton Cerf Quotes

33 Vinton Cerf quotes:

"Although I've had several major career changes, I was extremely hesitant about making some of them."
"In the larger companies, you have this tendency to get top-down direction."
"There's a tremendous amount of energy in Japan and, increasingly, in China."
"But what we all have to learn is that we can't do everything ourselves."
"I expect to see a lot of household appliances on the Net by 2010, as well as autos and other mobile devices."
"In a small company, you often see a lot more of what goes on in a broader range of things. And that's good."
"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."
"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."
"There was something amazingly enticing about programming."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"If you need to understand it to make policy, you should turn first to people who are scientists and engineers for factual information."
"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."
"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."
"There is an underlying, fundamental reliance on the Internet, which continues to grow in the number of users, country penetration and both fixed and wireless broadband access."
"We had no idea that this would turn into a global and public infrastructure."
"Because when these DDOS attacks swamp access lines, then filtering at the other end doesn't help."
"I was very nervous about going up to teach at Stanford and very nervous even about going to ARPA."
"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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