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Howard Frank Looks Back on His Role as an ARPAnet Designer

April 25, 2016

In 1969, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Howard Frank co-wrote a proposal to design the network structure for the ARPAnet. He didn’t know it at the time, but this work would cement his role in Internet history. Dr. Frank spoke recently with the Internet Hall of Fame about that project, his work in applying the technology more broadly, consulting for the White House, and what he thinks of the Internet today.


Inductees Share Favorite Websites, Apps

March 22, 2016

What websites or mobile applications are favored by the people who have helped build and shape the Internet? Turns out, the answer ranges from the extremely technical to the surprisingly common (because even Internet pioneers contend with the mundane challenges of modern life).

 1.      feedly


From the Internet's Founders, A Warning

February 9, 2016

Looking back now, some of the Internet's founders wonder if they should have left guidance on how the network should "grow up," according to a recent interview by PRI with inductee David Clark and others.

“We clearly couldn’t anticipate how big it was going to be,” Mr. Clark tells the publication. “Whenever I go back and read things that I wrote or others in the group wrote about planning for the future we consistently underestimated what was going to happen."


Internet Freedom's 'Founding Father' Contemplates 20 Years Online

February 9, 2016

In a recent blog post and subsequent 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit, inductee John Perry Barlow commemorates the 20th anniversary of his 'A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace' manifesto.

As reported by Inverse, when John Perry Barlow is asked on the AMA if he thinks there should be limits to online speech, he summarizes the challenge: