Vint Cerf: Internet in the 21st Century
Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Healy Hall, Riggs Library 37th and O St., N.W., Washington
Vint Cerf, one of the "Fathers of the Internet" will deliver this year's Klauer Lecture.
The freedom of the Internet is at risk as governments that feel threatened try to suppress freedom of expression and access to information. We will review some of the threats and the actors. I also want to discuss a particular problem, "bit rot" - the loss of ability to correctly understand the bits we store away, even after long periods of time. The notion of "Digital Vellum" will be covered - creating an ecosystem for preserving the meaning of digital information over long periods of time.
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