Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Router man

The creator of the multiprotocol router reflects on the development of the device that fueled the growth of networking.

William (Bill) Yeager is 66 and still gets peeved when someone trots out the Silicon Valley fable about how the founders of Cisco invented the router. He was the guy at Stanford University that made it happen. The history of Network World roughly parallels the commercialization of routing, so we tracked Yeager down for a glimpse into the scene back then.


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