Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Geoff Huston Inducted Into the Pearcey Hall of Fame

Greetings from the ACS Disruptors and Pearcey Awards in Sydney, where Geoff Huston inducted Into the Pearcey Hall of Fame for his contribution to Internet technology. I remember Geoff from a talk he gave in the 1990s where he told a room full of federal government IT professionals, including myself, that we, along with the US and UK governments, had selected the wrong networking  technology. What we had selected "OSI" was going to be roadkill squashed by the Internet. This was not the blunt terms we were used to hearing, but from that point federal government policy started quietly changing.

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