"Hiding in the history of the [Requests for Comments] is the history of human institutions for achieving cooperative work."
-- Vint Cerf, reflecting on the creation of Internet standards through
a series of documents humbly called "Requests for Comments" (RFCs),
in RFC 2555, published on April 7, 1999, exactly 30 years after RFC 1.
Vint Cerf, one of the "fathers of the Internet," was then at MCI.
Among other things, he is now Google's "Chief Internet Evangelist."
"The computer will never be as important to society as the copier."
-- Remark made circa 1973 by a Xerox research facility manager to Bob Taylor,
inventor of the Xerox Alto, arguably the first real personal computer,
as related in Walter Isaacson's book