Ethernet has risen to the top of the communications networking industry as a standard that dominates the data center down to the PC. The ubiquitous RJ-45 jack replaced coax decades ago. Compatibility between old and new versions of Ethernet is legendary. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2023.
The Ethernet Alliance has started an ongoing oral history, The Voices of Ethernet, in the form of video interviews of key players in Ethernet's history and development starting with Robert Metcalfe.
“The Voices of Ethernet project tells the story of the technology’s journey from Xerox PARC in 1973 to the foundation technology of the Internet today. We talk to the key figures in this journey and let them tell their own stories.” - Peter Jones, President, Ethernet Alliance
Click the links below to watch latest oral history interviews from key players in the story about Ethernet.
- Robert Metcalfe
- Gary S. Robinson
- Robert Grow
- Geoff Thompson
- Robert Garner
- Rich Seifert
- Gordon Bell
- David Cunningham
- Tony Jeffree
- Paul Nikolich
You can also submit suggestions to the Ethernet Alliance for people to interview in the future.