In a recent ‘CBS This Morning’ segment, Walter Isaacson, author of “The Innovators,” which was released on October 7, 2014, discusses collaboration, and it’s important role in innovation. In his book, which focuses on the men and women who helped create the Internet and computer, he mentions 26 of our Internet Hall of Fame inductees. Can you guess which ones?
Dr. Douglas Van Houweling and his team at the University of Michigan scaled the original ARPAnet technology so that it could be used to establish today’s Internet. His project, done for the National Science Foundation and called the NSFNet, connected supercomputing centers and major research universities throughout the U.S. In this video, he describes working with “colleagues around the world,” in defiance of “abundant skeptics,” to allow the resulting Internet to grow to the absolutely necessary phenomenon it has become.
Perhaps because October is the month when “International Internet Day” is celebrated worldwide, many Internet Hall of Fame inductees were featured in the news over the past four weeks.
A new book, “The Innovators,” was published, featuring tales of the late Internet pioneer J.C.R. Licklider and other luminaries and their contributions to the Internet. It was reviewed in the Washington Post, among other major publications.
Kilnam Chon tells U.S. News and World Report that repairing Korea’s ID security problems could take a decade.
Earlier this year, Internet Hall of Famer Dr. Doug Van Houweling explained in a video how, back in the 1980s, he created the network that ran the NSFNet – the foundation on which the Internet was built. He followed up recently in a question-and-answer session that focused on the future of the Internet, key moments in its development and his take on its current challenges. Here’s what he had to say:
Q. In your Internet Hall of Fame acceptance speech in Hong Kong, you spoke about how the Internet can free us to do “things that really matter.” What are some of those things?
A. There’s been a lot of conversation about how the Internet has negatively affected personal interactions -- how kids spend their time online instead of going outside to play with other kids. Well, any new technology affects the way you allocate your time, but I’m hoping that the Internet of Things will automate the more uninteresting parts of our lives so that, for example, your car will change so that you don’t have to hold the steering wheel. In other words, the Internet of Things can free us to do creative, enjoyable things instead of repetitive...
In commenting on the Queen’s first Tweet, sent on October 24, the ABC News show, "This Week with George Stephanopolus," asks if we know when she sent her first email. Hint: Internet Hall Pioneer Peter Kirstein, who took the picture featured in the piece, helped her do it after establishing the first European ARPAnet node to provide transatlantic connectivity.