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The Birth of Wikipedia

By Jimmy Wales - September 14, 2021

Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.

Origin of the Internet: Who Invented the World Wide Web?

By Rupendra Brahambhatt - August 14, 2021

There are many questions around the creation of the internet and the world wide web (WWW). Many people believe the WWW and the internet are the same things, but in reality, that is not true.  This is the story of how we got from browsing the ARPANET with room-sized computers to modern-day cloud computing.

Dennis Jennings and the History of NSFNET

By Donald Sharp and Russ White - July 14, 2021

The NSFNET followed the CSNET, connecting the campuses of several colleges and supercomputing systems with a 56K core in 1986... In this episode of the History of Networking, Dennis Jennings joins Donald Sharp and Russ White to discuss the origins and operation of the NSFNET.

Capturing Biases In the Age Of AI - The Interview With The Founder Of Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

By Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD - June 26, 2021

Since its birth in 2001 Wikipedia has become an integral part of peoples’ lives with pretty much every Google query drawing from this massive volunteer-built and run online encyclopedia. 

How tech pioneer Radia Perlman overcame bias to invent a core component of the internet

By Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, and Michael Wade - May 25, 2021

Computer scientist Radia Perlman is often referred to as the “Mother of the Internet”—a title she shuns, but which has stuck due to her key role in driving the growth and development of the internet.

6G internet? Internet pioneer Vint Cerf isn’t buying the hype

By ROB PEGORARO - April 5, 2021

Vint Cerf has seen a lot of upgrades to online access since he cowrote the internet’s core Transmission Control Protocol in 1974. So you’ll have to forgive him for a certain glibness in the recap he recently shared of the last 15 years of wireless connectivity: “2G to 3G to 4G to 5G and whatever the heck 6G is.”

Ida Holz — Latin-American Internet Pioneer

By Florencia Grattarola - March 16, 2021

In the early 90s, there was a woman leading the group of computer pioneers who developed the first Internet networks in Latin America. That was the Uruguayan Ida Holz, whose accomplishments in the arrival and boot-up of e-mail and the Internet in Uruguay got her to the Internet Hall of Fame.

The Internet Archive: Providing Universal Access to All Knowledge

By Mike Binder - February 13, 2021

The Internet Archive was founded by Brewster Kale, a passionate advocate for public internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing universal access to all knowledge. 

He Created the Web. Now He's Out to Remake The Digital World

By Steve Lohr - January 17, 2021

Tim Berners-Lee wants to put people in control of their personal data. He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal. Can he succeed?

The Most Important Invention the Year You Were Born

By Kelly Bryant - December 30, 2020

Each and every day, there are brilliant minds working behind the scenes to develop inventions and technology that make our lives better, easier, or just plain more fun.

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