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How a Ham Radio Inspired the Internet

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Ira Fuchs’ passion for network communications began as a ham radio operator. As a teenager, he talked with people around the world from his bedroom in Queens, NY. “I remember the thrill of talking to other ham radio operators. My idea in connecting the scholars of the world was a natural extension...

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How an 'Aha' Moment Became the World's First Search Engine

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The development of the world’s first search engine was not spurred by a natural disaster or an epic journey.  Just an “aha” moment for a graduate student. While attending graduate school at Montreal’s McGill University in the late 1980s, Alan Emtage developed and launched Archie, the first Internet...

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Remembering Frank Heart (1929 - 2018)

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Frank Heart, who was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for leading the team that built the first routing computer for the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet, died June 24th...

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From Mapping Aquatic Ecosystems to Connecting Africa

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Mike Jensen began his career studying the impact of acid rain pollution in the 1980s. But he abandoned his research when it became apparent that dealing with the problem required a more informed public rather than more articles in scientific journals. So, he first switched fields to journalism, and...

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Lessons for Today in Internet's Past

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Everything old is new again for Internet Hall of Fame inductee Ed Krol.  The author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet,” one of the earliest non-technical guidebooks, and “The Whole Internet” book series, Krol helped create the web’s early infrastructure through the development of regional...

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Ermanno Pietrosemoli on Building Global Internet Networks

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Nearly 30 years ago, Ermanno Pietrosemoli had a life-changing choice to make: accept an invitation to compete in the world’s first officially sanctioned mountain bike competition in the United States, or follow through with teaching telecommunications at Universidad de los Andes and consulting for...

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Tracy LaQuey Parker Talks Internet Security Risks

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After documenting the ins and outs of the Internet’s early days, Tracy LaQuey Parker does not take cyber security lightly. Parker wrote two of the earliest best-sellers about the Internet: “The User’s Directory of Computer Networks,” a 1988 directory of academic networks around the world, and “The...

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Building Latin America's Internet Past and Future

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When Florencio Utreras set about trying to connect his native Chile – and ultimately the rest of Latin America – to the Internet in the ‘80s and ‘90s, he had a lot more than the usual political, policy and funding problems. He also had some major geographical issues to overcome. There are...

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Radia Perlman: Stabilizing Networks through a Winding Career

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Radia Perlman doesn’t like computers. But she’s always been a problem-solver. And computers and software proved to have plenty of problems to hold her interest. It was only through a series of unexpected and unsolicited opportunities, however, that she even got into the field of computer...

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Sendmail Creator Eric Allman Brings Email to the Masses

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As part of a small crowd of early network pioneers at the University of California Berkeley, Eric Allman created Sendmail, which was one of the first mail transfer agents on the Internet and a key component of many email servers today. Still, Allman likes to emphasize that he was just one of many...

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