Public Interest Registry — the not-for-profit manager of .org, .ngo and .ong — today announced the appointment of Dorcas Muthoni to the board of directors of nonprofit domain registrar Enset, a subsidiary organization. Muthoni, a member of the Internet Hall of Fame and CEO and founder of OPENWORLD LTD, will begin a two-year term as director this month.
Mahabir Pun Makes Education His Mission
Mahabir Pun shares his personal story in a short documentary created by Ericsson’s Networked Society campaign. In the piece, Pun talks about the importance of having a “strong education,” and how, for him, it was unattainable because he lived in a rural Nepal village.
Efforts to Reconnect Nepal to Internet Ongoing After April Earthquake
The Internet Hall of Fame recently checked in with Nepalese Internet pioneer Mahabir Pun on the effort to rebuild the country’s Internet infrastructure in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit the region in April. Pun was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for bringing Internet connectivity to many remote Nepalese villages through his organization, the Nepal Wireless Networking Project, so he’s no stranger to the challenges of connecting Nepal to the rest of the world.
The ARPANET came before it. And the World Wide Web and browser technology would later make it accessible for the masses. But in between, a small Ann Arbor-based group labored on the NSFNET in relative obscurity to build—and ultimately to save—the Internet.
Next month, the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be adopted in New York. The SDGs will usher in new development objectives for the international community. These goals encompass a wide range of objectives, but they make only passing reference to a vitally important instrument in the development toolbox: expanded Internet access.
Kleinrock Could Never Have Foreseen One Billion Users
In a recent MSNBC piece, Kleinrock talks about how he never could have expected that the experiment known as “ARPAnet” would someday reach a billion users.
Who: Dr Tan Tin Wee, NUS associate professor of biochemistry and chair of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Computational Resource Centre.
Henning Schulzrinne Insists Bureaucracy Can Breed Innovation
Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013 for co-developing the Real-Time Streaming Protocol, Real-Time Transport Protocol and other key protocols that enabled Voice-Over-Internet technology, is a true exemplar of “scholarship in action.” As a technical adviser to the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as well as a professor of computer science at Columbia University, he spends part of his time in New York teaching aspiring computer scientists, and the remainder in Washington D.C.
Schulzrinne Explores Internet's Future
At the 87th Internet Engineering Task Force meeting and the Internet Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Berlin, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Henning Schulzrinne discusses the future of the Internet and the challenges it faces including security, privacy and freedom of expression.
TechTank is launching a new series called Three Questions, where TechTank asks technology leaders to comment on policy issues in their area of expertise.