Here is a cool talk from George on the birth of the computer at TED from 2003:
Today's google doodle honors 155th birthday of heinrich hertz who clarified and expanded the electromagnetic theory of light, paving the way for the invention of the telegraph, radio, and, later on, television.
See more on silicon republic - http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/25905-google-doodle-applauds/
New Networks To Advance Innovation, Research & Education, Medicine and Business
Ann Arbor, Mich.—Feb. 17, 2012—Internet2 today announced that Ohio and Indiana are the first states to launch a 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) research and education network by connecting to Internet2’s Advanced Layer 2 network--the first transcontinental 100 Gbps network in the world. The network serves as an innovation platform that connects higher education institutions throughout the world.
"Connecting to Internet2's 100 Gbps network and platform dramatically advances Indiana’s and Ohio’s ability to provide its researchers, students and educators with more advanced capabilities than anything available off campus,” said Dave Lambert, CEO and President, Internet2. “Over the past 30 years, the creation and evolution of the Internet and the information economy is directly linked to investments at leading American research universities, and the creation of some of the most successful global companies, like Cisco, Google and Facebook. I look forward to seeing the next innovations to advance education, healthcare, and the global economy.”
For more information about Ohio’s ten-fold boost to their broadband network, go to http://www.oar.net/press/releases/2012/2012_100G.shtml
To learn about Indiana’s new ultra-high speed network, go to http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/21069.html
Internet2 ®, created and led by U.S. research universities, is one of the worldʼs most advanced networking consortia for global researchers and scientists, who develop breakthrough Internet technologies and applications, and spark tomorrowʼs essential innovations. Internet2 consists of more than 350 U.S. universities; corporations; government agencies; laboratories; higher learning; other major national, regional and state research and education networks; and organizations.