IoT - The end of the internet

Mel Beckman mel at
Wed Aug 10 04:27:26 UTC 2022


Yes, every time I’ve run into Bob at a conference he always introduces himself this way: “I’m Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet.”


> On Aug 9, 2022, at 9:20 PM, Fred Baker <fredbaker.ietf at> wrote:
>> On Aug 9, 2022, at 8:06 PM, Mel Beckman <mel at> wrote:
>> Robert Metcalfe, InfoWorld columnist and the inventor of Ethernet, also in 1995:
>> “I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.”
> In 1998 I invited Mr Metcalfe to address the IETF on the collapse of the Internet, which he renewed his prediction of. He declined.

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