Avram's Past / broadband / Intel / The Flight of a Wild Duck / Venture Capital

Ethernet at 50, an Important Through Line in my Career

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ethernet. Bob Metcalfe is considered the inventor of Ethernet, which happened at Xerox Research Center in Palo Alto in the 70s. It was there that Metcalfe wrote a memo describing Ethernet. At that time, many competing technologies intended to connect computers in the same physical space. The concept … Continue reading

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Oyster: A way to think about new business opportunities

In fifty years of working with both early-stage companies, I have realized that four components are required for a successful outcome. I call this concept OYSTER. Opportunity Why now? You can’t create an opportunity; it is something you recognize. And hopefully, before others do. Imagine you know how to surf and have a surfboard; you … Continue reading

Avram's Past / broadband / Finance

CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS: The Battle for the Minds of the Inane

I was shocked when CNN put on an hour-long Anti-truth Marathon, which they called a Town Hall, featuring one of the most dangerous and deranged leaders of a political party, Donald Trump. I should have seen the handwriting on the wall earlier when Discovery Networks took over CNN, HBO, and Warner Brothers. How Discovery Networks … Continue reading