Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded today to Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn

Read about the award on the Google blog.

"The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award given in the United States, and our own Vint Cerf (photo on the right) has been recognized with this honor. He and Robert Kahn (photo on the left) will be recognized in a White House ceremony next Wednesday.

"Together, Vint and Bob designed the architecture and protocols 30+ years ago that are used today to implement and operate the Internet. The White House statement puts it succinctly: "Dr. Cerf and Dr. Kahn have been at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment."

Robert Kahn is married to Patrice Lyons, a member of the Board of Trustees of Americans for UNESCO.

Congratulations to Drs. Cerf and Kahn!

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