Thursday, September 17, 2009

IEEE's 125-year Anniversary in Silicon Valley.

As professionals, it is always valuable to take stock on how far we have come. The IEEE 125-year anniversary event at the Computer History Museum yesterday was one such. One quick takeaway from the presentations that Vint Cerf and Howard Charney gave is that the future will be even more exciting than the past!

Vint related how round-trip computer-based translations can sometimes go awry:
"Out of sight, out of mind" when translated to Russian and back to English got translated as "invisible idiot".

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