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Internet Hall of Fame News Highlights

February 3, 2014

There has been a lot happening in Internet Hall of Fame-related news recently. Here are just a few of the highlights:

  1. Inaugural Internet Hall of Famers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, in separate interviews with the New York Times on Dec. 30, offer slightly differing views on the hot-button issue of network neutrality and the future of the Internet. 
  2. Internet Hall of Famer Jimmy Wales advises entrepreneurs at the TEDx conference in Tampa, FL to fail faster: “If your project is doomed, shut it down quickly.” The problem, he said, is not failure, but rather letting yourself “tie your ego to any one project.” 
  3. At a conference in London in December, Internet Hall of Famer Richard Stallman called for a “truly anonymous” crypto-currency that will “make democracy safe.”  
  4. “The New Yorker” ran a thought-provoking piece by Joshua Kopstein on Dec. 13 explaining how and why folks are still trying to realize the vision of the Internet laid out by Internet Hall of Famer John Perry Barlow in 1996. 

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