Google last month unveiled that it had hired Vint Cerf as its chief internet evangelist. This morning the "inventer of Ethernet" and "father of the internet" made a first public appearance since he joined the company (his job started on Monday).
Cerf was present at the press conference announcing a partnership between Google and Sun Microsystems. The partnership itself for now is only limited to Sun bundling the Google Toolbar with the Java Runtime Environment that users download from java.com, but over time is expected to further expand.
Cerf didn't spend too much time after the event but in a brief conversation with Silicon Valley Sleuth told that he considers the deal strong endorsement for Java.
"The Google guys said to Sun: 'Keep doing what you are doing,'" Cerf said, as his assistant pulled him out of the room.
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