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Costa Rica Sets Stage for Internet Innovation

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The Internet Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony went to a new locale in 2019.  Previously hosted in Geneva, Berlin, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, this year is the first time that the awards were held in Latin America. Costa Rica was selected to organize the event in part because of the strong example...

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50 Years Ago the First Computer Talked

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When he got a computer to “talk” 50 years ago, Leonard Kleinrock did not expect it to eventually start shouting.
Part of the Internet Hall of Fame’s inaugural class,...

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The Early Internet Threatened Librarians; One Woman Changed Their Minds

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Public library users looking for a web fix can thank Jean Armour Polly.  A 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee, Polly was among the first librarians in the country to facilitate patrons’ Internet access....

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The Internet Optimist: Bob Metcalfe

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Fifty years of tech experience have Bob Metcalfe optimistic about the web’s future. A 2013 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Metcalfe is the author of a 1973 memo that invented Ethernet, of which more than 1.2 billion...

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A Contract to Protect the Web

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The first draft is in on a proposed Internet user agreement from one of the web’s founders – and he wants feedback. Citing a rise in hate speech and government censorship efforts, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who helped develop the World Wide Web 30 years ago while at CERN, announced his intent in November...

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Predicting Internet's Future; Celebrating Its Past

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When ARPAnet’s founders began sending messages in 1969, they probably did not envision Pokemon Go or Grumpy Cat as part of their creation’s future.  So maintains Xconomy’s Wade Roush. Written as...

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A Celebration of Internet Milestones

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A gaggle of Internet Hall of Fame members will be among the tech pioneers converging on Boston next month to help observe the 50thanniversary of the first net message. Previous Inductees Vint Cerf, Elizabeth Feinler, Radia Perlman, Leonard Kleinrock, Robert Kahn, and Bob Metcalfe are among the...

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Innovative "Names Dress" Honors Women in STEAM

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Two Internet Hall of Fame inductees are partially responsible for the inspiration of a new exhibit honoring notable women across multiple fields.   Created by fashion technology pioneer Sylvia Heisel, the Names Dress features 3D printed names of more than...

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The Publication of the First RFC

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April 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the very first RFC (Request for Comments) that led to the development of the ARPANET. Published by UCLA’s...

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Destroy the Internet? It Is Possible.

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The Internet is not quite in the same league with cockroaches and Twinkies, but one of its pioneers thinks it is close when it comes to indestructibility.  An ...

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