Skype CEO for Nobel Prize?

18 thoughts on “Skype CEO for Nobel Prize?”

  1. Ironic that Jeff Pulver has become such a Skype sicophant, when only a few months ago he spent considerable effort deriding it. BTW, whatever happened to FWD (Free world Dialup)? That thing had promise, but because of Pulver’s ineptitude it fell by the sidelines. I lost all respect for the guy…

  2. I think Jeff means well. I am not sure if FWD had a chance. It has had what shall i say teething problems which never let it grow. It should have been put in open source and would have made things more interesting.

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  4. Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize – for his ‘fans’, this was probably a good thing as they felt he transcended it. He was considered multiple times though.

  5. Probably not in the same vein as MT,DT and NM. How about kissinger and Le Duc Tho. If they had Skype/SIP then they would not have wasted time on negotiating the shape of the table and peace wiuld have come that much faster.

  6. Also the name of the second Godfather of SIP is Rosenberg, I think.

    In any event, since all the buzz is about IP Communications, shouldn’t we consider the Godfathers of Internet. Now we can start to quibble about who are the real fathers of IP. ( link )

  7. Now this takes the proverbial cake…deriding someone who espouses the idea that improving communications technology can lead to peace in our time. Naive or not — and who cares? — it takes tremendous heart and a heckuva lot of guts to stand in front of an audience (even one comprised of fellow love-festing backslappers with plastered smiles on their wine-tasting bonhomous faces…yes, Om, I AM making fun of you) and talk about rewarding people whose contributions to greater society could lead to a more harmonious existence.

    I hate to fall into platitudes, but…well, even the longest journey starts with a single step. Insulting Pulver for suggesting that technology pioneers be considered for recognition from the Nobel Committee, whether they are located in Sweden, Norway, or Phuket (again…who cares?) is childish and just plain mean. Not only that, but it reeks of cowardice and small-mindedness.

    ‘Nuff said.

  8. We’re pretty proud of Skype and its technology foundation here in Sweden! A Nobel Prize could be well worth consideration. I think that Lech Walesa is and has been certainly a strong proponent for the values of peace and change through electronic communication.

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