His project, done for the National Science Foundation and called the NSFNet, connected supercomputing centers and major research universities throughout the U.S. In this video, he describes working with “colleagues around the world,” in defiance of “abundant skeptics,” to allow the resulting Internet to grow to the absolutely necessary phenomenon it has become.
4 November 2014
Van Houweling Talks About Working In Defiance of Abundant Skeptics
Dr. Douglas Van Houweling and his team at the University of Michigan scaled the original ARPAnet technology so that it could be used to establish today’s Internet.