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Jul 25 2008   2:19PM GMT

Overheard: Robert Metcalfe

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

robert_metcalfe2.jpg I came to work one day at MIT and the computer had been stolen, so I called DEC to break the news to them that this $30,000 computer that they’d lent me was gone. They thought this was the greatest thing that ever happened, because it turns out that I had in my possession the first computer small enough to be stolen!

Robert Metcalfe on the trials and tribulations of inventing Ethernet

Sometimes I forget how young the Internet is.  Here’s an interesting video of Robert Metcalfe talking about “what’s next.”

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