Google’s Big Birthday Present

Written By: John Wooton

The Mountain View based company; Google celebrated its seventh birthday on Thursday. With those seven years, Google has made tremendous growth and change, not only to itself, but also to the internet as a whole. With such dynamic recent debuts as the new GoogleTalk Instant Messaging program, the new Google Desktop Search program, and famed programs such as Adwords and Adsense, Google is poised to take over as the predominant force on the internet.

So, the question is asked; what did Google get for its birthday? What present is big enough for the Mountain View based company that has its competition in a tizzy over execs that have flocked to its doors? How does a founding father of the internet sound? That’s right!

On September 8th, Google announced that it was adding the Internet guru Vinton Cerf to its staff as “Chief Internet Evangelist”. Cerf has been hailed as, “one of the great technology leaders of our time,” by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Vinton, who often goes by Vint, was made popular several decades ago when he helped co-design the TCP/IP protocols that eventually aided in the development of the architecture of the internet.

Cerf brings with him experience like no other. Along with his development with the TCP/IP protocols, he has worked with MCI in technology developments, eventually putting them on the internet map; he spent several years working with the Corporation for National Research Initiatives; he’s a recipient of the coveted A.M. Turing Award, hailed as the Nobel Prize in computing; he’s the Chairman of the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); and he’s working on the Interplanetary Network, a project with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab to extend the power of the internet to neighboring planets.

Cerf joins Google with the tasks of helping Google build its overall infrastructure and architecture for the next generation. But those tasks are probably just the tip of the iceberg for the famed technologist.

Speaking on his new position at Google, Cerf said, “Google has already made tremendous strides in making access to information on the web a reality for users across the globe, but we’re still in the Internet’s early innings.”

This announcement is no doubt an excitement for Google. It means bigger things on the horizon. One has to wonder what Google has up its sleeves; only time will tell. And Cerf will be there when it happens.
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