While at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut registers the .TH country-code top-level domain for Thailand and remains the .TH administer to this day.
Field General of the Protocol Wars
In July 1983 in Oslo, a dozen computer scientists sat discussing how to interconnect the isolated academic and research networks then operating in the U.S. and Europe. Francois Flückiger was there representing CERN, the European Nuclear Research Agency.
Francois Flückiger's Secret Weapon
Humor can be a powerful force, sometimes capable even of swaying high-stakes debates. No one can provide better proof of that than Francois Flückiger.
Aaron Swartz Joins Terra Cotta Archivists
2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Internet Archive, recently commissioned California sculptor Nuala Creed to create a terra cotta sculpture of Aaron Swartz, who was posthumously inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame in August.
Aaron Swartz: An Open Source Life
“Aaron is one of us.”
That’s how Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle feels about his fellow Internet Hall of Fame inductee, Aaron Swartz.
Note: Not, “was” one of us, but “is” one of us. Even though Aaron had been gone for half a year at the time Kahle spoke these words.
Katie Hafner on Books
Advisory Board member Katie Hafner and author of “Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet,” has been writing about technology since 1983. We talked with her recently about books and her newest novel “Mother Daughter Me.”
Internet Hall of Fame by the Numbers
Things you may not know about the Internet Hall of Fame: a total of 65 people, spanning 17 countries, have been inducted in the two years since its creation. Among the inductees: an Oscar winner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, two ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients, five recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, and nine women – and that’s not everything.
Historic First Email From U.S. to Germany Arrives in 1984
It was Aug. 3, 1984, when the very first email arrived in Germany. “Willkommen to CSNET,” it began. Direct, efficient … and historic.
The message simply listed for the staff at the University of Karlsruhe the information they’d need to fulfill their contract with the U.S.-based Computer Science Network (CSNET). It was an anticlimactic culmination of years of work by Werner Zorn, who headed the informatics computing center at U of K.