2/6/08

Who's Your Daddy?

Yesterday, I spoke with Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor at Dark Reading. Check out what we talked about in Who Invented the Firewall? (No, it wasn't me.)

It is interesting to me to see who claims what. Someone claims to have developed the technology used in all firewalls today. (That would be... what? Boolean Algebra? Sorry, man. That was George Boole!) And someone else is the father of the "first commercially successful firewall." Quick! Who is the father (sorry, or mother) of the first firewall that "struck back?" How about the father of the firewall with the most vowels in its name? The father of the first firewall built on marketing hype?

Don't worry. There's room for everyone.

Dave Piscitello previously discussed this in Inventor of the firewall?

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