Physicist Dr Dennis Jennings has become the first Irish person to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
Long known for its buoyant property market and expertise as a financial services hub, Hong Kong could burnish its credentials as a "technology town" after the staging of two events that celebrate the past and point to the future of the internet.
Father of the Mouse, Father of DSL among honorees
Each year the Internet Hall of Fame recognizes people from all over the world who have each been instrumental in building and advocating for an open internet.
Steve Huter, who has worked from his base in Eugene for two decades to help build infrastructure for the Internet in more than 100 countries, has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
IoT Concerns Bring Eric Allman Out of Retirement
In 2012, after leaving his company, Sendmail Inc., Eric Allman was supposed to retire.
But after “a career of telling people to get out of my office so I could get my work done, I got lonely,” he said.
So he started hanging around UC Berkeley again, going to seminars and research meetings.
“At some point they said, ‘you know, we should put you on the payroll,’” Allman said.
So he is now, at least technically part-time, working on data storage and security for the Internet of Things, among other things.