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Fostering Connections Among the Isolated

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Craig Partridge does not see the Internet’s openness as a bad thing at all.            A three-time graduate of Harvard University, Partridge designed how email is routed via domain names and led the team that developed the...

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'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet' Author Recounts His Own Journey

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If you ask Ed Krol how he got in to the Internet Hall of Fame, he’ll likely attribute it to luck, or at least fortunate timing. Clearly, however, it was a lot more than that. In fact, it was his early work to make the Internet...

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Four Internet Pioneers Pave Way for Gender Equality

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Tracy LaQuey Parker was a young, rising female star with Cisco in the early 1990s when, in the company’s hospitality suite at an important industry conference with her CEO and several senior male executives, she got up...

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Alan Emtage and the Birth of the First Internet Search Engine

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When people find out why Alan Emtage was inducted into the Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame, they wonder why he’s not one of the world’s richest men. He certainly would be if he got even a penny every time someone clicked on his invention. Known as the father of the search engine, Emtage...

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Early Internet Evangelist Translated Computer Complexity For Masses

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Tracy LaQuey Parker had no idea what she wanted to do when she started college at the University of Texas (UT) in the 1980s. What she did know was that “computers were going to run the world, so I figured I better get...

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Remembering Lawrence Roberts (1937-2018)

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2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Lawrence Roberts, who was hired in 1966 by the U.S. Department of Defense to design the ARPAnet, died on December 26th, according to his family. He was 81....

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Human Capacity Drives Internet Advancement in Lebanon

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Although he has long been working with machines and code, the human aspect of the technical world is what keeps pushing Nabil Bukhalid to give back.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Bukhalid led the team at the American University of Beirut that initially brought the Internet to...

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Internet Hall of Fame Nominations Open 1 January 2019

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Do you know someone who has played a major role in the development and advancement of the Internet? On 1 January 2019, the Internet Hall of Fame will open nominations for its 2019 class of inductees.  The Internet Hall of Fame was launched in 2012 by the Internet Society. With more than 100...

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Building the First Global Classroom

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Yvonne Marie Andrés wasn’t a scientist. She had never built networks or written software code. But as a teacher, she had an early vision to bring the Internet into the classroom to help students around the globe connect and collaborate. The truly global impact of the programs she’s developed to...

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One Inductee Reflects on the Internet’s Loss of Innocence

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The evolution of the Internet and its uses has caught one of its pioneers by surprise.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Tadao Takahashi, is the founder and former director of Brazil’s National Research Network, one of the country’s earliest academic networks. His efforts to...

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