Web Masters
Web Masters
Oct 18, 2021
Bob Metcalfe @ Metcalfe's Law & 3Com: The Man Who Invented Ethernet
Play • 42 min

You might not know exactly what it is off the top of your head, but you've surely heard of Metcalfe's Law. Where did it come from? What does it mean? And why does it matter?

That's what you'll learn on this episode of Web Masters when Aaron talks with Bob Metcalfe, the law's namesake. Bob explain's the law's critical insight on how multimedia networks operate and scale and offers some unique perspective on the implications of network growth.

In addition to his insights about Metcalfe's law, Bob also talks about his work inventing ethernet, the backbone of local area networks, and how he founded the multi-billion-dollar 3Com corporation. In other words, a lot of what all of us do on the Internet every day is thanks to the work of Bob Metcalfe.

For a complete transcript of the episode, click here.

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