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Why Cloud is Like Email in the 1980's

May 14, 2011, 09:49 (0 Talkback[s])

"Back in the 1980's, email systems were siloed across service providers and were not connected to the Internet. Cerf was working for MCI in the late 1980's working on MCI's email system. Actually getting connected to the Internet was a process which at the time required permission from U.S. authorities.

"In 1988, we got permission to connect MCI mail to the Internet," Cerf said. "That broke the policy log jam."

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