Faced with the "good fortune to be the first person in the world to be given the problem of connecting a roomful of computers," Bob Metcalfe co-invented the Ethernet at Xerox Parc.
Responding to a Challenge with a World-Changing Invention
In 1973, Robert Metcalfe was “the networking guy” at Xerox PARC in California, and PARC had a problem.
Madam Qiheng Hu leads a delegation to the US for discussions with the National Science Foundation, which facilitates the setting up the first direct TCP/IP connection in mainland China.
Internet Hall of Fame News Highlights
There has been a lot happening in Internet Hall of Fame-related news recently. Here are just a few of the highlights:
New Book by Andreu Veà “Tells All” About the Internet
“How We Create the Internet,” by Internet Hall of Fame Advisory Board member Andreu Veà, is a thoroughly engrossing new book about the Internet, its history, and the people who built it.
Chinese Internet Pioneer Predicts ‘Wearable Terminals’ & Growing ‘Digital Divide’
In 1994, a modest but determined and brilliant engineer named Madam Qiheng Hu led a delegation to the U.S. for discussions with the National Science Foundation, which led to a consensus on setting up the first direct TCP/IP connection in mainland China.
George Sadowsky: Helping the Whole World Get Networked
Some people do what they love; others love what they do. George Sadowsky, a 2013 inductee in the Internet Hall of Fame, has spent 40 years doing both.
Do You Believe in Magic?
To some it may seem like it could take a little magic to transform Africa into a global Internet leader in the next 10 years. Such doubters should be reminded that 2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Nii Quaynor, who is committed to making that transformation a reality, is indeed a magician.
Nii Quaynor, the Baobab Tree of the Internet
Nii Quaynor believes education is the key to spurring a new generation of Internet entrepreneurs. And in Africa right now, the top priority for this educator is producing such businesspeople.
Using Mobile Technology to Help Folks Survive Cyclones, Tsunamis and Political Disasters
Today, as professor of computer science at the Asian Institute of Technology and director of its Internet Education and Research Lab, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Kanchana Kanchansut is concentrating on advancing mobile technology.
“Instead of connecting one computer to another, I’m interested in moving nodes, operated wirelessly,” she says. One major motivation for that interest is the violent weather events to which southeast Asia is prone.