Bob Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet, receives the Turing Award, the ‘Nobel Prize of computing.’
You still use that technology to access the internet even if you aren’t directly inserting an Ethernet wire into the wall. You may thank Bob Metcalfe and the late David Boggs for it. The duo collaborated at Xerox’s famed Palo Alto Research Center (better known as Xerox PARC) to create Ethernet and lay the groundwork for a networking revolution. Metcalfe earned the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award, dubbed the “Nobel Prize of computers,” yesterday.