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Jan Gruntorád, the Father of the Czech Internet

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It’s no mean feat to be considered the progenitor of anything, much less the person to bring revolutionary technology to an entire country. Jan Gruntorád, proud papa and grandfather, has also been called the “father of the Czech Internet.” He takes as much pride in this moniker as he does his...

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Preserving Privacy on the Internet: Kenneth J. Klingenstein

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Kenneth J. Klingenstein’s lengthy career and his influence on the development of the Internet have been marked by two characteristics: a desire to make the world a better place by expanding the Internet and a drive to protect the privacy and identity of its users. “I wound up having two great rides...

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A Life-long Love for Computation and Communications: Liane Tarouco

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By Dan Rosenheim Ask Liane Tarouco what she likes to do besides work, and she doesn’t miss a beat. “Work is what I like,” she says with a smile. “It is not really work for me. It is a pleasure to study, to discover new things.” Studying, discovering and teaching new things are what Tarouco has...

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Increasing Growth, Speed, Coverage and Reliability: Hans-Werner Braun and the Development of the NSFNET

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“I was never very good at sitting in class and listening to some person talk about what I should learn,” says Hans-Werner Braun. Instead, the engineer who was a driving force behind building the National Science Foundation...

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A Dedicated Approach to Internet Security: Daniel Kaminsky

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“He was who he was from the time he was four.” That’s one thing Trudy Maurer has to say about her son, the Internet security expert Daniel Kaminsky, who died at the age of 42 in 2021 and was inducted into the...

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From Librarian to Internet Pioneer

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Today's library patrons may expect to be able to access the internet from comupters at their local library. 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee, Jean Armour Polly, faced a lot of professional pushback when in the 1980s she first introducted the idea of transforming public library service and...

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The Beautiful Surprise of Internet Access

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Once upon a time, Michael Stanton could not have imagined using a cell phone to access the Internet. A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Stanton played a key role in the development and launch of...

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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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