It was thanks to many talented individuals pursuing various initiatives that Sri Lanka now has internet access and is connected with the rest of the world. One such individual is Prof. Gihan Dias.
Mahabir Pun is the pioneer who first brought the Internet to a few villages in Nepal. Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014, his initiatives helped provide villagers with better access to health, education and information. He discusses his journey with THT Hi-tech Plus and outlines how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can help improve everyone’s standard of living.
David Clark, a senior research scientist at MIT and Internet Hall of Fame member, says: "Unless we have a disaster that triggers a major shift in usage, the convenience and benefits of connectivity will continue to attract users. Evidence suggests that people value convenience today over possible future negative outcomes."
Heroic lone-wolf entrepreneurs may be the preferred heroes of narratives spun by the media, but history has shown us that teams—and the networks that come from them—are the true engines behind innovation in Silicon Valley and far beyond. No one understood this better than Bob Taylor.
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.