Jon Postel Quotes

Jon Postel Quotes: 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.
Author: Jon Postel
Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
Author: Jon Postel
Everyone should have ten megabits and then the web will be a wonderful thing.
Author: Jon Postel
There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational.
Author: Jon Postel
In general, an implementation must be conservative in its sending behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior.
Author: Jon Postel
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.
Author: Jon Postel
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
Author: Jon Postel
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.
Author: Jon Postel
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.
Author: Jon Postel
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.
Author: Jon Postel