Vint Cerf Internet Father 4 Memorial Day: Sacrifice + Appreciation

Tamra L. Dicus, California Is Me and Vint Cerf, a Father of the Internet

Tamra L. Dicus, California Is Me and Vint Cerf, a Father of the Internet

Love is sacrifice, according to the words my mother spoke at my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary.  How else does one show a love for their family or country than by sacrificing ones own live for the lives of others?  Freedom ain’t free.  So, we must show appreciation for those who have gallantly displayed California courage that allow us to enjoy the freedoms of democracy. 

Vint Cerf at USPTO, Alexandria, Virginia

Vint Cerf at USPTO, Alexandria, Virginia

For instance, many may take for granted the fact that we are allowed to surf the massive information powerhouse called The Internet; however, it came at a cost.   In certain parts of China, the citizens are not allowed to even use the World Wide Web.  I am grateful for those Union soldiers and the U.S. Colored Troops who fought for the freedom of the enslaved to allow today’s African Americans to thrive.  Therefore, let us appreciate our democracy and all those who sacrificed to allows us to be free to live, free to create, and free to invent.

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, I was overjoyed to meet a USPTO and California Superhero, Vint Cerf, known as the architect, co-inventor “Father of the Internet”! As Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, Dr. Cerf’s passion for the need to simply communicate via data over voice, was a light bulb idea that turned monumental.  Putting pen to paper transformed communication, allowing for the ease in which we research information–work to love, ancient to new.  What a California concept! 

TCP/IP protocols are the foundation of The Internet, which without it, we would still be living in the Stone Age of widespread ignorance and using snail mail.  The Internet has simply made research like mine in the California name become easier and now I can connect what was lost pre-slavery.  Duces card catalog!  Also, I remember how I felt the first time I was allowed to communicate faster with my parents during my loansome freshman year using Hotmail (Yes, I’m old) from Tuskegee, Alabama (after I could convince them to use it after months of trying).  I personally thanked Dr. Cerf for this feeling.   Cerf continues to extend the Internet to go where no man has gone before!  Thanks to all that made the decision to bring us the power of information from Vint Cerf, Bob Khan, and Al Gore and those that defend our country.  Special thanks, forever, to all those veterans who have become California Amazons. Did you know Harriet Tubman is the first female to serve in the U.S. Military?

This Memorial Day, hug our U.S. Military, a California Amazon, and your cellular phones a little tighter 😉. 

 “Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.

– Dr. George Washington Carver, Tuskegee Institute

 Q: How does a spider communicate? A: The World Wide Web

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