• COMMENT 2019-09-04 BY OHI team

    OHI interview with John E. Savage: The Internet pioneer

    OHI interview with John E. Savage: The Internet pioneer
    OHI project interviewed John E. Savage on 4th September 2019 in Silicon Valley.

    Golden autumn sky was clear and faint white clouds cruising the blue sky, before the end of the annual Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Progress Roundtable held by the EastWest Institute, we interviewed John E. Savage in the outside park of the William Hewlett Foundation, which named after William Hewlett, the co-founder of HP.


    John E. Savage is in such a good condition that it is impossible to tell that he is already 80 years old (born in 1939). We began with talking about his education background, he received his MIT bachelor’s and master’s degree in 1961 and his Ph.D. in 1965. Savage was quite humble and say that he made no special contributions to the Internet. We appreciated his modesty and prudence, yet his experiences tell otherwise, his doctoral tutor is Irwin M. Jacobs, one of Qualcomm's founders, and Claude Shannon who conceived and laid the foundations for information theory was listed in his paper committee.


    However, because of the time limits, we did not have time to go deep. Hopefully, we can have a chance to talk more next time.


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