Artifact Details

Title

Inktomi's Wild Ride: A Personal View of the Internet Bubble, lecture by Eric Brewer

Catalog Number

102622113

Type

Moving Image

Date

2004-06-22

Credits

Brewer, Eric

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Duration

01:42:21

Format

DVCAM

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From abstract: "The Inktomi story is about a technology company on one of the wildest rides in the wildest era in the history of technology. After fast growth to the rare state of profitability, Inktomi joined the Nasdaq 100 as a representative of the Internet. Despite having real value, Inktomi was pulled down -- not by the \dot coms\ -- but by the collapse of the telecom sector (including Worldcom and Enron). In this talk, Inktomi co-founder, Dr. Eric Brewer, covers the fascinating history of Inktomi, and gives an \up close and personal\ view of what the Internet bubble meant -- both on the way up and on the way down. He shares his views on the Internet and on what a rational leader must do in an irrationally exuberant environment."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

Computer History Museum Speaker Series

Lot Number

X4896.2009