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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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How One Inductee is Classifying the Internet’s Infrastructure

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Dr. Kimberly Claffy, a 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, couldn’t attend the induction ceremony itself due to an unusual circumstance: She’d recently broken some bones mountain biking. Today, that youthful spirit...

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Crowdsourcing “Aha” Moments to Understand Digital Divide

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Larry Irving did not have just a single “Aha” moment when attempting to expand the Internet’s reach.  He had dozens.  “Every time I talked to somebody, their ‘aha’ moment became my ‘aha’ moment,” he said in a ...

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How Africa's Regional Internet Network Started With One Driven Intern On a Quest for a LAN

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The year was 1995, there was no Internet yet in West Africa, and Jean Marie Noagbodji was frustrated. For two years, the small computer company he headed, CAFE Informatique, had tried to create a network for business and banks in Lome, the capital of Togo. It had...

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One Inductee Fears Government Oversight of Internet

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Klaas Wierenga could do without Big Brother peeking over his shoulder while surfing the Internet.  A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Wierenga developed ...

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Larry Irving: An Early Force Behind Narrowing the Digital Divide

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When Larry Irving was asked to join the Clinton Administration’s Internet policy team, he’d never been on the network – or even used email. But as a minority born in New York City’s housing projects whose first job on Capitol Hill was with the late Rep. Mickey Leland, a tireless champion for the...

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Internet Pioneer Marvels at Progress of Younger Generations

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Ermanno Pietrosemoli is glad to see future generations putting his work to good use.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Pietrosemoli is one of the founders of the Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes, an...

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Forging Connections and Collaboration on the Internet

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Elise Gerich, a 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee, was and remains a builder of connections and collaborations. While perhaps best known for her 2010-2018 role leading the team that registers the unique identifiers that make...

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A Message to Future Engineers: Make Your Own Mistakes

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Jaap Akkerhuis wants to see future generations of computer engineers make their own mistakes.   A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Akkerhuis spent time with Carnegie Mellon University’s Information Technology...

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