Press Coverage

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.

UCLA Connection Laboratory Launches Website on Research Breakthroughs

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom - November 23, 2020

On the 51st anniversary of the birth of the internet, Leonard Kleinrock, internet pioneer and a distinguished professor of computer science at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has announced the debut of the website for the UCLA Connection Laboratory, which fosters interdisciplinary research on the latest communications and computing technologies.

Radia Perlman: How This Woman Transformed the Internet

By Danielle Newnham - October 25, 2020

I wanted to share an interview from my archive with you. As this year marks 35 years since Radia Perlman invented the algorithm for implementing a spanning tree protocol (STP), I thought it a great time to share her story...

The Digital Divide May Be News, But It’s Not New

By Larry Irving - September 25, 2020

Low-income Americans; Black, Hispanic and Native Americans; the elderly; Americans with a high school education or less; and rural Americans are much more likely to be on the wrong side of the digital divide. Ours remains a nation where too many people, often our most vulnerable citizens, are unconnected or under-connected.

How India connected to the internet 25 years ago

By Nitin Sreedhar - August 24, 2020

With more than half a billion internet users, India is one of the biggest and fastest-growing internet economies in the world. But the foundations of the internet in India were laid down just over three decades ago, in 1986, through the Education and Research Network (Ernet) Project.

Covid-19 makes it clearer than ever: access to the internet should be a universal right

By Tim Berners-Lee - July 23, 2020

The Internet eased lockdown life for millions. But millions more still can’t get online, and that’s fundamentally unfair.

Togolese Adiel Akplogan, Internet pioneer in Africa

By Bernard Yao Adzorgenu - June 23, 2020

Adiel Akplogan was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on September 27, 2019, at a ceremony in San José (Costa Rica), becoming the third African personality to join the Internet Hall of Fame, with the Kenyan Dorcas Muthoni and the Ghanaian Nii Quaynor. He joined the Internet Hall of Fame for his remarkable contribution to the growth, dissemination and security of the Internet in Africa.

He founded the web 31 years ago. Now Tim Berners-Lee warns it's 'not working for women and girls'

By Sara Spary - May 22, 2020

The inventor of the world wide web has warned that it is "not working for women and girls" as he stressed the importance of tackling gender equality. Tim Berners-Lee wrote in an open letter to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the revolutionary technology that women of color and those from LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities still face acute discrimination.

Your Internet is working. Thank these Cold War-era pioneers who designed it to handle almost anything

By Craig Timberg - April 23, 2020

Coronavirus may have forced people to stay at home, but the Internet these scientists envisioned long ago is keeping the world connected.

The Internet Wouldn't Be the Same Without These 11 Women

By Jennifer Leman - March 17, 2020

As Popular Mechanics celebrates the 50th anniversary of the development of the internet, we honor the women who helped shape the way we connect with the world around us.