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A Celebration of Internet Milestones

June 27, 2019
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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 scheduled speakers for Net@50, scheduled to start July 16 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. The event is co-hosted by Xconomy and World Frontiers Forum. 

Along with examining the challenges and opportunities facing the web, the event will honor the 50thanniversary of the first message sent via ARPAnet, the precursor to the modern Internet. It will also highlight the 30thanniversary of the establishment of the World Wide Web and that more than half of the world’s population will have Internet access by year’s end.