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Internet Hall of Fame News Highlights

May 4, 2015

Here is a quick snapshot of how the news media worldwide covered some of our Internet Hall of Fame inductees in April.

The Boston Globe ran a 25-year look-back on the Internet, interviewing four of our great Hall of Famers: Nii Quaynor, Robert Melcalfe, Dave Farber and Richard Stallman. Here’s what they had to say.

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Paul Vixie, Internet Sheriff

February 3, 2015

Internet Hall of Famer Paul Vixie has a startling take on the people who created the Internet: They were “just a bunch of young rebels who didn’t like the phone company monopoly. They thought they could come up with a better way to communicate – and have fun doing it. For most of us, the Internet we know today was not even a gleam in our eyes. It was just a rebellion, really.”

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A Video Everyone Should See

February 2, 2015

Check out this brief, fun video that wraps up about 40 years of Internet history in just a few minutes -- and does so in an unhurried, understandable way. It manages to explain the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web, which still confuses a lot of people, and walks viewers through milestones like the invention of packet-switching and the advent of browsers.