Tuesday, December 06, 2005

ACM MemberNet - ACM Turing Award Winners Cerf, Kahn Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

ACM MemberNet - ACM Turing Award Winners Cerf, Kahn Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom: "The White House has awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award, to Internet pioneers Vinton G. Cerf and Robert E. Kahn. The White House announcement cited their design of the software code that is used to transmit data over the Internet, and noted that they have been at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment. "

Of course, "Presidential Medal of Freedom" is somewhat oxymoronic at this point in time...
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