This quote and many other gems are showcased in a recent Esquire article
featuring Vint Cerf
: the infamous "Father of the Internet". He talks about his views on everything from the future of the internet, pornography and a vindication of Al Gore's claim to have invented the Internet
. He also expresses his concerns on spam and what he remembers as the first spam message ever. He says it was possibly as early as 1979 when the Digital Equipment Corporation sent a note around announcing a product demo
, and Cerf's team didn't appreciate the advertisement in a business setting.
What we feel as one of the most interesting and pertinent parts of this assemblage of quotations is his thoughts on World of Warcraft
being an actual benefit to the parenting process. He says "It may seem like sort of a waste of time to play World of Warcraft
with your son. But you're actually interacting with each other. You're solving problems."
[Update: link to actual product demo spam added]