The tech giants whose shoulders we stand on

Summary:This is the first part of a multipart series of videos that I'll be posting. The videos were taped on Wednesday night at the Computer History Museum's 2006 Fellow Awards.

This is the first part of a multipart series of videos that I'll be posting. The videos were taped on Wednesday night at the Computer History Museum's 2006 Fellow Awards. When the other videos are up, I'll update this post with the links to them. In this video, I interviewed the History Museum's executive director and CEO John Toole who talks about this year's four honorees: Sir Antony Hoare, Butler Lampson, Robert Kahn, and Marvin Minsky (pictured above from left to right). Like the other videos, this one is only about five minutes long so it won't eat up too much of your time. In the video, Toole touches on the achievements of this years honorees and talks about what it was like when he himself first worked as a project manager at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and encountered the likes of Robert Kahn who, in collaboration with Vint Cerf, helped to invent technolologies like TCP/IP that make the Internet what it is today. Here's the video (which you sould be able to play in place):

Topics: Software Development

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David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

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