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Henning Schulzrinne Insists Bureaucracy Can Breed Innovation

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Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013 for co-developing the Real-Time Streaming Protocol, Real-Time Transport Protocol and other key protocols that enabled Voice-Over-Internet technology, is a true exemplar of “scholarship in action.” As a technical adviser to the...

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Esterhuysen On Human Rights and Internet-freedom Movements

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As executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Anriette Esterhuysen of South Africa works to make the Internet a safer, freer and more equal place for women, minority groups and people in the world’s developing regions. Recently...

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Vint Cerf Predicts Technology Behind Next Gen Inductees

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The Internet Hall of Fame caught up with 2012 inductee Vint Cerf at a recent summit in Washington, D.C. that was co-hosted by the Internet Society and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The summit, entitled...

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Luminaries to Explore Internet’s Future at ISOC-Smithsonian Summit

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The Internet is among the most powerful and influential “inventions” ever created, but what challenges does it face, how will it continue to evolve, and how will that impact our lives in the future? On June 11, the Internet Society and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will co-...

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Internet Pioneer’s Greatest Contribution May Not Be Technological

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Doug Engelbart will be long and justifiably remembered as the inventor of the computer mouse, as a pioneer in the development of hypertext and for the December 9, 1968 "Mother of All...

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Srinivasan Ramani on Indian Engineers, MOOCs and Intergalactic Travel

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Interviewed by the Internet Hall of Fame editorial staff Srinivasan Ramani, who was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014, played a key role in India’s Education and Research Network (ERNET) and led the effort to set up ERNET’s international gateway, starting with a link to Amsterdam in...

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Female Internet Hall of Famers Share Key Obstacles for Women in STEM

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In nearly every country in the world, technology plays a major role. Yet, even though women make up half the global population, they make up only a fraction of technology college graduates and the technology workforce. And, there’s a disturbing trend in some regions of the world where the number of...

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Paul Vixie, Internet Sheriff

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Internet Hall of Famer Paul Vixie has a startling take on the people who created the Internet: They were “just a bunch of young rebels who didn’t like the phone company monopoly. They thought they could come up with a better way to communicate – and have fun doing it. For most of us, the Internet...

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Preserving the Internet’s “Freewheeling Spirit”

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Dai Davies brought Internet connectivity to the academic and research communities of Europe and then to other regions of the world, and continues doing so today. In fact, throughout his entire career he has been expanding networks worldwide, connecting people and encouraging what he calls the...

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First ICANN President Reflects on Early Industry Collaborations

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Internet Hall of Famer Michael Roberts must be feeling a great deal of satisfaction these days. In his induction speech, he said he has an appreciation for team-building. Well, looking back on his career – not that he’s inclined to look back, but he was asked to do so during a recent conversation...

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