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Lasting Impact of the Internet

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Nabil Bukhalid sees the Internet as a major disruptor, although he’s not quite sure how to label it.  While at the American University of Beirut, the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame inductee led the computing and networking team...

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Internet Evangelist Turns Amateur Genealogist

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Jean Armour Polly, retired from working as a public librarian and Internet evangelist, continues to provide folks with information in a very personal way. She volunteers at a local Rescue Mission Thrifty Shopper,...

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Leveraging the Internet for Solutions

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As the Internet becomes more globally accessible, Yvonne Marie Andres would like to see it used more for preventing problems than creating new ones. A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Andres was one of...

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Klaas Wierenga Facilitates Research on the Road

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Traveling scholars can thank Klaas Wierenga for making their research efforts a little easier while on the road.   A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Wierenga developed ...

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The Transformation of the Internet

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A 2019 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame fully expects web giants to be part of the campaign trail in the next election cycle.  Larry Irving was Assistant Secretary of Commerce during President Clinton’s administration...

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Why Measuring the Internet Matters

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Measuring the Internet is not exactly an easy task for Kimberly "kc" Claffy, a 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee.  The founder and director of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis and a resident research scientist at the University of California - San Diego’s Supercomputer Center, Claffy...

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The Origins of the Ubiquitous 'Surfing the Internet'

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The librarian who coined the phrase “surfing the net” will be the first to tell you that navigating the Internet is nowhere near as easy as changing the channel.  A 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee, Jean Armour Polly ...

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Bringing the Internet Into the Classroom

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International and long distance education collaboration has come a long way since Yvonne Marie Andres’ first foray in project-based learning.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Andres was one of the...

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Ermanno Pietrosemoli: Commercial Interests Threaten Early Internet's Social Goals

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Although he wants to see continued expansion of Internet connectivity, Ermanno Pietrosemoli does not want it to be dictated by commercial interests.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Pietrosemoli is one...

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The Real Internet Divide

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Since the Internet became commercialized in the 1990s, we’ve heard about the digital divide between those who have access and those who don’t.  But today, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nabil Bukhalid says he is more...

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