Bob Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet, wins Turing Award

  • Bob Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet, has won the Turing Award, which is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of computing”.
  • Metcalfe and his colleague developed Ethernet at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Institute (Xerox PARC), setting the stage for networking revolution.
  • Even if you’re not plugging an Ethernet cable directly into the wall, you’re still relying on this technology to get online.
  • The award is given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


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