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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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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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