In Chattanooga, Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalf talks about what's next for the Internet

photo Bob Metcalfe took the stage at Gig Tank's Demo Day last week to be interviewed by U.S. Ignite CEO Bill Wallace about gigabit-per-second Internet speeds and entrepreneurship. The inventor of Ethernet cracked jokes, offered advice and predicted where the Internet will go next in the 45-minute interview, which ended in a standing ovation. Photo: GIGTANK

Bob Metcalf wore a suit, a tie and bright red-and-yellow sneakers when he took the stage at Gig Tank's Demo Day last week to be interviewed by U.S. Ignite CEO Bill Wallace about gigabit-per-second Internet speeds and entrepreneurship. The inventor of Ethernet cracked jokes, offered advice and predicted where the Internet will go next in the 45-minute interview, which ended in a standing ovation.