Stories by Bob Metcalfe

What comes after TCP/IP?

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meets thrice yearly, and recently for the 48th time in Pittsburgh.

Yipes! Ethernet is killing ATM

It's one thing to disagree with a major guru. It's another to have the guru say you underestimate your own invention. And it's something else again to turn out to be the one who is wrong.

History never repeats?

Microsoft executives should read more of Willa Cather, who famously wrote, "There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before."

From the Ether

On Feb. 15, Internet executives gathered at the White House with Bill Clinton and his National Security Council. They met to make a federal case out of recent cracker attacks on the Internet.