Skip to main content

40th anniversary of the Internet on October 29th at UCLA

I got this event from my friend Gabriel Goldberg, Computers and Publishing, Inc.     LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/gabegold
On October 29, 2009, UCLA Engineering will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Internet with a Symposium that focuses not on the history or even on the technology, but rather on the impact the Internet has had on society, business, communities, lifestyles, culture, etc., and on the likely directions it will take in the future.
Forty years ago, a team led by UCLA's Professor Leonard Kleinrock, sent the first message on the ARPANET, which later became the Internet. The Internet has revolutionized communication, education, business and entertainment leading to dramatic changes in our social, political and economic lives.
What's next? The event's featured Internet leaders, activists and analysts will offer valuable insights on the opportunities and pitfalls that lie ahead.  Please check the website http://www.engineer.ucla.edu/IA40/index.html
for detailed information.

During this event, an IEEE Milestone Award will be unveiled by IEEE President John R. Vig.
The keynote address will be given by Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman of One Laptop Per Child.

Other Featured Speakers include:
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder &  Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
 John Taylor, Co-Founder & Bassist, Duran Duran
John Perry Barlow,
Co-Founder &; Vice Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Shiva Shivakumar,
Vice President, Google, Inc.
Michael Morhaime &; Frank Pearce, Co-Founders, Blizzard Entertainment
Mark Bregman
, Chief Technology Officer, Symantec
Thomas Gewecke, President of Digital Distribution, Warner Brothers
Regina Dugan, Director, DARPA Gary Bridge,SVP, Cisco

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Flying Emirates 232 from Washington Dulles to Dubai - Review

Emirates flies the Airbus A380-800 from Washington DC to Dubai
There was a time that flying between India and the US meant a stopover in London, Frankfurt, Paris or Amsterdam (I loved Amsterdam). However in the past decade this has changed dramatically. Now `Emirates (Dubai) Etihad (Abu Dhabi) Qatar Airways (In Doha, Qatar) have taken over these routes with their new aircraft and great service.
From Washington DC, Emirates is an outlier, it flies in the morning at 10.55 from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and reaches Dubai at around 8.30 a.m. Other flights, Etihad, Qatar and flights with European stopovers take off after 9 p.m at night.
I love this timing but it does cause a disagreement in my house. My wife prefers to fly Eithad due to the timings. My wife's viewpoint is that it is difficult to sleep on the Emirates flight since it starts in the morning. I enjoy the morning flight. My game plan is to sleep less for a few days to my Emirates flight. Once on the flight, I divide …