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21 Individuals from 11 Countries Form 2021 Inductee Class

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Twenty-one pioneering individuals who fundamentally changed the world through their work building and developing the global Internet have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. These engineers, physicists, mathematicians, academics, and others from 11 nations made outstanding contributions...

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Work of 2021 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees, to be Announced 14 December, More Relevant Than Ever

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There’s no question the global pandemic tested the integrity, durability, and reach of the Internet in ways we couldn’t have previously imagined.  Only now do we collectively understand that our future is inextricably linked to the future of the global network and its ability to connect us to work...

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Spirit of Affirmation, Collaboration Sparks Klaas Wierenga’s Creation of eduroam

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When you listen to Klaas Wierenga talk about the development of eduroam, the access tool that provides academics and researchers with wifi roaming services at campuses around the world, you hear one phrase over and over again: “So I said, ‘Sure!’”...

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The Negative Sides of the Internet

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Doug Comer did not see spam coming.  A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Comer wrote the first series of textbooks explaining the scientific principles underlying the Internet’s design and...

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Adiel Akplogan on Humans' Role as the Internet's Connective Tissue

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The human network continues to be a surprise for Adiel Akplogan.  A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Akplogan helped establish Togo’s first TCP/IP connection in the mid 1990s. He also helped...

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From Tinkering to Teaching: Doug Comer's Journey to Internet Pioneer

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By Dan Rosenheim One might be forgiven for thinking that, as a boy, Doug Comer had little chance of becoming one of the world’s premier experts in computer networks and a renowned university teacher. The son of a welder father and an elementary school teacher mother,...

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Dan Lynch's Love of 'Brilliant Complexity' Fuels Early Internet Development, Growth

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The roles Dan Lynch has adopted throughout his journey to help develop the commercial Internet have spanned from government scientist to Internet evangelist to startup founder. But in order to understand that arc, you first have to understand who he was as a kid. “I was a pretty good student,”...

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An Unassuming Giant in Her Field: Radia Perlman's Work Speaks Volumes

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By Dan Rosenheim Let it be said, loudly and unambiguously, that Radia Perlman’s unparalleled contribution to the existence of a functioning Internet is a product of her remarkable intellectual gifts. The creator of important innovations that make modern computer networks reliable and easy to manage...

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Internet Hall of Fame Nominations Open Until April 23!

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Do you know an extraordinary person who has made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the global Internet? Today, the Internet Hall of Fame ...

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The Internet's Magic Number

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One is a magic number for Elise Gerich.  A 2019 inductee to the Internet Hall of Fame, Gerich was a key player in the 1986 launch of the National Science Foundation’s NSFNET, which facilitated early networking...

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