"Predicting is hard, especially about the future," quips Vint Cerf -- and he should know.
That's because about 30 years ago, when the now-famous engineer was helping to design the technology that powers the Internet, Cerf decided just how many devices could connect to the network. His answer -- 2 to the 32nd power, or 4.3 billion -- looked awfully big at the time. A few decades later, we now know it's far short.
Accordingly, Google's chief Internet evangelist and one of the few people at the company who looks natural in a suit … Read more