Vint Cerf speaks highly of Bulgaria: Future of the Internet

Widely known as “the Father of the Internet”, Dr. Vint Cerf has sent a video message to all the participants at the ccTLD conference in Sofia, Bulgaria last week.

I believe the 4-minute talk about the future of the Internet are worth seeing by anyone who is interested in the Internet.

Watch the video here, and for my Bulgarian readers – listen carefully after 2:01 minutes. It is a rare recognition of the efforts of the Bulgarian government about the way the Internet has moved in our country:

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2 Responses to Vint Cerf speaks highly of Bulgaria: Future of the Internet

  1. Vasil Kolev says:

    Veni, I think he’s not speaking about our government, as the only think that they do in the IT is to make people fall on the floor laughing.

  2. Administrator says:

    Vasil,
    I think you are making the typical mistake of thinking only from one perspective. The government does not need to do anything in the IT, except provide the laws, that require certain things – e.g. acceptance of open file standards, digital signature, electronic communications, etc. They build the legal framework; from there on it should be the task of the private business to deliver, and the citizens to ask what services are available.
    Having been part of the changes taking place in the last 9 years since we got rid of the ISP licensing, I may be biased, but I believe once the legal framework is developed, then it’s up to us to make things happen.

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