The NYT reports that Google has hired Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf away from MCI Inc to fill the postion of “chief Internet evangelist”. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt said
“He is one of the most important people alive today. Vint has put his heart and soul into making the Internet happen. I know he is going to jump right in here and start shoveling out new ideas for Google.”
It looks like both Google and Yahoo are stocking up on people in preparation for a big battle. I’m available, btw.