imgres-4Startup Grind San Antonio features an interview with Bob Metcalfe Tuesday at Geekdom in downtown San Antonio.
Metcalfe has had five careers so far and currently serves as professor of innovation at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Internet Society also inducted Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, and Robert Taylor, an alumnus of the University of Texas and the first project manager of the ARPAnet, into its Internet Hall of Fame on August 3rd.
The Internet Hall of Fame, established in 2012, recognizes trailblazers who have contributed significantly to the creation and expansion of the Internet.
Other inductees have included Vinton Cerf, Mitchell Baker and Al Gore.
Metcalfe and Taylor were both named Pioneers, for their contributions to the Internet’s early design and development.
“Metcalfe and Taylor also worked together at Xerox PARC from 1972-1975, when Metcalfe created the Ethernet,” according to the University of Texas. “Both have received the National Medal of Technology (Taylor in 1999; Metcalfe in 2003) and have been named museum fellows by the Computer History Museum (Metcalfe in 2008; Taylor in 2013), among many other awards and recognitions.”