Always fascinating Google Vice President Dr. Vint Cerf called the “Father of the Internet” for helping to design the Internet’s early architecture, is featured on NPR’s “This I Believe” with a piece called “Every Person Deserves Respect.”
“Respect doesn’t mean we have to agree, but we should disagree in a civil fashion. My work is in high-speed electronic communication, where miscues are common and can lead to serious disputes rooted in misunderstanding and distrust.
Even though it’s impossible to assure civility in all situations, I can’t recall a time when I have been proud of an online conversation that ended in an email nasty-gram. After the heat of the exchange wears off, I feel awkward, embarrassed that I allowed myself to be offensive.”
There’s a podcast of his talk on the site.