Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, has been honored with the 2016 Turing Award. The award, which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the computing industry, is present annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual who made “major contributions of lasting importance to computing.”
Vint Cerf tells South by Southwest about his plans for making the Internet truly global.
On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, entrepreneur, activist and founder of the Internet Archive Brewster Kahle discussed the growth of the open Internet and the importance of having a history of the Internet available to everyone.
The Internet Hall of Fame is back seeking a new class of inductees. The public nominating process for inductees, categorized as pioneers, global connectors and innovators, is open through March 15.
The press has often stated that Ethernet was invented on May 22, 1973 when Metcalfe wrote a memo to his bosses stating the possibilities of its potential. But Metcalfe claims Ethernet was actually invented very gradually over a period of several years.
Dr. Dennis Jennings is one of ten distinguished winners of this year’s prestigious UCD (University College Dublin) Alumni Awards. Dr. Jennings was UCD’s first full time Director of Computing Service from 1977 to 1999, and under his leadership UCD Computer Services created the IE Domain Registry, which now functions independently as a critical national resource for all Internet users in Ireland.
This week we’re celebrating 100 episodes of the DNW podcast, and what better way to do it than have Paul Mockapetris as our guest. Paul invented the domain name system back in the 80s. On this episode, he talks about the early days, new uses for DNS, and security.
Internet user penetration in Africa is less than 10 percent in 2016. Nii Quaynor is worried. Largely heralded as the “Father of the Internet in Africa,” he was one of the first to establish Internet connections on the continent. With a deep commitment to African development and participation on a global level in the Internet age, Quaynor is an overwhelming presence in the tech scene across the continent. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Prof. Nii Quaynor.
The Internet has become the most world's most powerful medium for knowledge, communications and commerce--but that doesn't mean Tim Berners-Lee is happy with all of the consequences.