2 Comments

Summary:

[qi:_earth2tech] Bob Metcalfe, the father of Ethernet and founder of 3Com (COMS), says the history of the Internet is a “rich vein to mine” when it comes to building the next generation of energy technology. He should know — he’s been researching network and information technologies […]

[qi:_earth2tech] Bob Metcalfe, the father of Ethernet and founder of 3Com (COMS), says the history of the Internet is a “rich vein to mine” when it comes to building the next generation of energy technology. He should know — he’s been researching network and information technologies for over three decades, delivering gems like Metcalfe’s Law, which calculates the value of the network effect.

He’s also coined a Metcalfe-style term for the next generation of energy distribution that will meet the world’s needs for clean and cheap energy: Welcome to the Enernet (energy network). Read the interview.

  1. so years ago i ran into bob on the street in back bay (boston)…walked up and said hello, introduced myself, he is really a nice guy in person, very disarming personality…but when i asked him what he was doing at idc (at the time) he replied, “my job is to be famous”…so i’m real glad to hear that he’s back at work…

    Share
  2. Hi, I click on the “read the interview” tag but it returns me to the same site page. Please see http://gigaom.com/2007/10/02/bob-metcalfe-welcome-to-the-enernet/

    Thanks,

    Eric Olson

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post