Ethernet celebrates its 40th Anniversary

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Image courtesy of PARC, a Xerox Company.

On 22nd May 1973, Ethernet was born - a development which has had a massive impact not only on the lives of those of us who work in the IT industry, but on the world as whole. Ethernet has enabled a technology explosion which pervades every corner of everyday life – essential not only in the office but also linking our music, TV, games consoles and even kitchen appliances at home.

You can watch a short interview with Bob Metcalfe, hailed as the inventor of Ethernet, discussing the innovation and the planned celebrations below.