The Rise of the Internet

This week my classes will have the privilege of hearing guest speaker, Rick Boivie from IBM Thomas Research Center from Yorktown Heights, NY. He will be sharing about IBM100 the ‘Rise of the Internet‘.

In the late-1980s, IBM helped create a network of supercomputer centers dubbed NSFNET (the National Science Foundation Network), one of the first networks to use TCP/IP. The project essentially gave birth to the Internet—and business and life around the world changed forever. Click to Read More…

About: Rick Boivie is a Distinguished Engineer and manager of Advanced Internet and Security Technologies at IBM’s Watson Research Center. Boivie was the lead programmer, principal architect and manager of the IBM Academic Information Systems team in Milford, Connecticut. His team developed the routers that would run the Internet from 1988 to 1995.

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