Me and Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf needs no introduction. Not every man is called the father of the internet for nothing! And here is Vint and I, when he came to talk to us at Google. He's an incredible man, and have incredible stories to tell! I feel really honoured and humbled after meeting him.

The funny lighting was due to slide projector lighting that caught him from the side... but it was him, not a cardboard cut out! 
He has interesting stories, but the best bits, where certainly these two stories:
1) He passionately talked about how his wife's hearing was made possible by technology (in the context of his prediction to see more computer/human interfaces and interaction... which reminded me of the encounter with Captain Cyborg! It's a moving story, and really funny when he told the story of her calling up the library for audio books for someone certified being deaf :)
2) When we prodded enough in the Q&A, we saw a glimpse what really get him excited... Not IP v4 or v6 any more... not even inter planar networking but inter stellar networking. At first I thought it's just a joke, but he's incredibly serious about it, and he quickly convinced me of the need for this innovation too!

It's really one of the unwritten perks of working at Google:
We get to meet and see incredible people. Lady Gaga, Vint, Captain Cyborg and I even met C recently... but I'm not allowed to say more :)


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