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The No. 1 thing the co-inventor of Ethernet learned from his mentor, Steve Jobs

By Catherine Clifford - April 8, 2019

Bob Metcalfe started working with computer networks in the 1970s and was part of Xerox’s Palo Alto, Calif. team that invented what would become Ethernet, the foundational technology used to connect computers. He’s known as “the father of Ethernet.”

To Completely Destroy Internet is Difficult, But Possible - CERN Net Developer

March 17, 2019

Sputnik has spoken to Ben Segal, the developer of the internet computer network at CERN and one of the mentors of Tim Berners-Lee to find out whether the people beind the world web and the internet regret their invention, who paid for the first intercontinental computer network, can the internet be completely turned off around the world and why black swans today determine the development of information technology.

Dr Paul Vixie: ‘We are going to have our day of reckoning with Big Data’

By Elaine Edwards - February 7, 2019

When even those who built the internet as we know it are warning of its insecurities and the deep privacy challenges it poses for society, you know things are very broken indeed.

Lawrence Roberts, Who Helped Design Internet’s Precursor, Dies at 81

By Katie Hafner - January 14, 2019

In late 1966, a 29-year-old computer scientist drew a series of abstract figures on tracing paper and a quadrille pad. Those curious drawings were the earliest topological maps of what we now know as the internet. The doodler, Lawrence G. Roberts, died on Dec. 26 at his home in Redwood City, Calif. He was 81.

Vint Cerf: The father of the Internet reflects on what his creation has become

By Peter Griffin - December 20, 2018

Vint Cerf hasn’t changed in over a decade. He is impeccably dressed in his trademark three-piece suit, sharp as a tack and as busy as ever, shuttling around the world trying to improve his creation - or increasingly, trying to prevent its destruction.

Meet the Professor Who Was There When the Internet Was Turned On

By S.C. Stuart - November 19, 2018

UCLA's Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, a 2012 Inductee to the Internet Hall of Fame, tells PCMag about the ARPANET days, how he got the geek bug and a full scholarship to MIT, as well as UCLA's new $5 million Connection Lab.

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

By KATRINA BROOKER - October 16, 2018

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is working on a plan to radically alter how all of us live and work on the web.

In a hysterical world, Wikipedia is a ray of light – and that’s the truth

By John Naughton - September 20, 2018

It has been the butt of jokes for years, but the online encyclopedia represents mankind at its very best.

The Conversation: How I helped to build the internet

August 31, 2018

Radia Perlman is an American computer programmer often described as the 'Mother of the Internet' for her invention of the spanning-tree protocol, an algorithm which allowed early networks to cope with large amounts of data. She describes it as a 'simple hack' but it is still in use today.

“I WAS DEVASTATED”: TIM BERNERS-LEE, THE MAN WHO CREATED THE WORLD WIDE WEB, HAS SOME REGRETS

By Katrina Brooker - July 24, 2018

“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on top of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in downtown Washington, D.C., about a half-mile from the White House. 

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