I’ve had a couple of cancellations for a dinner on Thursday 23rd May at the Glaziers Hall in London, to commemorate 50 years of Ethernet. PM me if you’d like to come.
Over those 50 years of Ethernet, there are now, according to Cisco, some 29 billion connections.
I worked on Ethernet from 1980, had the first UK copy of the DIX pre-standardisation book – so-called Blue Book published by DEC, Intel and Xerox.
I was sent by the DTI to the IEEE 802 meeting at Lake Tahoe, CA in 1982 and have my name in the IEEE standards books.
It is recorded here; –
My BICC Transceivers are in the California Computer history museum here: –
I was at BICC R&D White City (now redeveloped) on the same floor as the original fibre developments were being done with Corning.
I witnessed the progression on “first window” at 1310 nm and then the break-through on second window at 1550 nm which is the basis of all current mono-mode fibre, such as ITU G.652. https://lnkd.in/eZCpaSzw
Most of my peer group at the time are retired or retiring so I thought it would be great to have a last gathering.
It will be modestly entitled “We changed the World”. Because we did.
Ethernet is more successful that Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. There are 29 billion connections, according to Cisco. That is something over 3 connections for each person on the planet.
Bob Metcalfe – one of the original inventors at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC) will be attending as Guest of Honour
See https://lnkd.in/eCxz5BSX
By Published On: May 15, 2024Categories: News