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Robert Metcalfe

Robert Metcalfe's website (official or not) http://www.polarisventures.com/WhoWeAre/TeamDetail.asp?ContactID={39A5E147-8B9D-4A59-B2F5-D5FC35C310F0}
subjects Robert Metcalfe writes about Information Systems, e-Business
Robert Metcalfe's profile Dr. Robert M. ("Bob") Metcalfe is a venture capitalist at Polaris Venture Partners (www.polarisventures.com) in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Polaris partners are early-stage investors in information and medical technologies. Metcalfe specializes in Boston-based information technology start-ups.

Metcalfe serves on the boards of IDG, IDC, MIT, MediaLabEurope, Kelmscott Rare Breeds Foundation, Camden Technology Conference, Avistar, Narad, Avaki, and Ember.

Metcalfe had three careers before becoming a venture capitalist on 1/1/1:

While an engineer-scientist (1965-1979), Metcalfe helped build the early Internet. In 1973, at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he invented Ethernet, the international local-area networking standard on which he shares four patents.

While an entrepreneur-executive (1979-1990), Metcalfe founded 3Com Corporation, the billion- dollar networking company where at various times he was Chairman, CEO, division general manager, and vice president of engineering, marketing, and sales.

While a publisher-pundit (1990-2000), Metcalfe was CEO of IDG's InfoWorld Publishing Company (1992-1995). For eight years, he wrote an Internet column, From the Ether, read weekly by 629,000 information technology professionals. He also wrote for American Spectator, Forbes, Technology Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine. He gave frequent speeches, appeared on radio and television, and hosted his own weekly webcast. He held entrepreneurship salons and produced conferences including ACM97, ACM1, Agenda, Pop!Tech, and Vortex.

Metcalfe's books include Packet Communication (Computer Classic Revisited), Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing (Co-editor), and Internet Collapses and Other InfoWorld Punditry, now in its third paperback printing from Hungry Minds (formerly IDG Books).

Metcalfe was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 with degrees in electrical engineering and management. His 1973 Harvard PhD dissertation was entitled Packet Communication. He was consulting associate professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, where he taught computer programming and networking 1976-1983. He was a 1991-92 visiting fellow in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, England.

Among numerous awards, Metcalfe received the Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1980 from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In 1988, he received the Alexander Graham Bell Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 1995, Metcalfe was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1996, he received the IEEE's Medal of Honor. In 1997, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. And in 1999, he was elected fellow of the International Engineering Consortium.

After 22 years in Silicon Valley, Metcalfe now lives with his family on a farm in Maine and a townhouse in Boston.


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Internet Collapses and Other Other InfoWorld Punditry
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"What to make of this ranting gasbag named Metcalfe? Turn up the filters, tune in, and listen. You may not like the way he phrases it, but he's actually got some very important things to say and he...

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 Hungry Minds, Inc
 May 2000 - Paperback
 e-Business
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Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing
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In March 1997, the Association for Computing Machinery celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the electronic computer. Computers are everywhere: in our cars, our homes, our supermarkets, at the...

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 Copernicus Books
 September 1998 - Paperback
 Information Systems
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Packet Communication
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This groundbreaking Harvard Ph.D. dissertation by Bob Metcalfe led directly to his invention of Ethernet and contributed significantly to the TCP/IP protocol suite developed by Vint Cerf and others....

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 Annabooks
 October 1996 - Hardcover
 e-Business
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From the Ether
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 Hungry Minds, Inc
 May 1996 - Paperback
 Information Systems
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