Bob Metcalfe

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is an electrical engineer from the United States who co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's Law. As of January 2006, he is a general partner of Polaris Venture Partners

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BobMetcalfe3249 karma

You are welcome.

BobMetcalfe3127 karma

Am quite famous among my people, networking nerds. That's enough for me. On the other hand, who is Katy Perry?

BobMetcalfe2307 karma

Close your PC and pay attention to the professor. And do not get me started on ageism with this "younger generation" stuff. Anyway, we used to have a lot of electronics in our dorm rooms at college back in the 1960s, but those were stereo systems.

BobMetcalfe2141 karma

Not anymore. How about snarky?

Thanks for making us so much money with Archivas.

BobMetcalfe2131 karma

Yellow is the official Ethernet cable color, in my mind. I wonder if IEEE has a spec on that.

BobMetcalfe2021 karma

I'm with you on that.

BobMetcalfe1774 karma

What?! Porn on the Internet? Ethernet filters out porn.

BobMetcalfe1720 karma

Did not make my Ethernet money on patent royalties, but by SELLING Ethernet for a decade to people who didn't know they needed it.

BobMetcalfe1485 karma

That nobody ever changes their mind.

BobMetcalfe1428 karma

The luminiferous "ether" was an omnipresent passive medium for the propagation of electromagnetic waves.