Jon Postel quotes

  • Being in the limelight has its minuses.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Limelight

  • One way to get high speed to the home is over cable systems.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Home #Getting High #Way

  • There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Government #Issues #Internet

  • The overriding rule, if you want to run a domain, is to be fair.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Running #Want #Domain

  • If you're in charge of managing domain name space you should treat everybody who asks for a registration the same. Whatever that is - whether it's nice or ugly or whatever - just be fair, treat them all the same.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Nice #Names #Space

  • Years ago when you?d go to a working group most of the people in the working group would be from universities. Now most of the people are from companies who are building internet products and care what the standards turn out to be.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Years #People #Groups

  • Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Groups #Drafting #Valuable

  • The world wide web has really been quite spectacular and not something I would have predicted.
    -- Jon Postel

    #World #Spectacular

  • That was clearly surprising, interesting - a very interesting milestone was when you can pick up a magazine and read an article about some sort of computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Interesting #Magazines #Computer

  • TCP implementations will follow a general principle of robustness: be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Principles #Conservative #Accepting

  • In general, an implementation must be conservative in its sending behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Receiving #Conservative #Behavior

  • I think that audio and video over the internet in the sense of teleconferencing and telephone calls. Maybe we'll actually have picture phone through your work station.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Thinking #Phones #Games

  • I got involved when I was a graduate student at UCLA when UCLA was the first site on the net.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Ucla #Firsts #Students

  • The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Teamwork #People #Together

  • In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Writing #Jigsaw Puzzles #Class

  • Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in what you send.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Conservative #Accepting

  • A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how we get there.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Names #Addresses

  • But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Home #Connections #Computer

  • But as soon as we got that higher speed access to the home there?s going to be a tremendous crunch on the backbones for a much higher speed bandwidth. People really ought to be planning for that.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Home #People #Planning

  • Corporate documents, like football game plans, are not easily drafted in a stadium, with thousands of very interested fans participating, each with their own red pencil, trying to reach a consensus on every word.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Football #Games #Trying

  • Everyone should have ten megabits and then the web will be a wonderful thing.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Wonderful #Should

  • I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Names #Space #Essentials

  • I think they called me the closest thing to a God of the Internet. But at the end, that article wasn't very complimentary, because the author suggested that I wasn't doing a very good job, and that I ought to be replaced by a "professional."Of course, there isn't any "God of the Internet." The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together.
    -- Jon Postel

    #Jobs #Thinking #People

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