9.09.2005Hey, I know what I want to be when I grow up. "Chief Internet Evangelist" sounds like a snazzy gig.
Google Grabs Internet Founder From MCI
Google Inc. said yesterday that it had hired one of the technology industry's sages, luring Vinton G. Cerf from his longtime home at MCI Inc. to help the Internet search giant prepare for the future of Web systems and applications.
Cerf, 62, is known as a founding father of the Internet for his role in developing the Internet's basic communications protocol in the 1970s.
Cerf will assume the lofty title of "chief Internet evangelist," heading Google's efforts to build its network infrastructure and setting the standards for the next generation of Internet applications. He starts at Google on Oct. 3 but will work from Northern Virginia.
From Cerf's wiki entry:
Vinton Gray Cerf (born June 23, 1943 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American computer scientist who is commonly referred to as the "father of the Internet" for his key technical and managerial role in the creation of Internet and the TCP/IP protocols which it uses.