Press Coverage

12 Things You Didn't Know About the Father of the Internet in Africa

By Keren Mikva - September 21, 2016

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 Web's Creator Looks to Reinvent It

By Quentin Hardy - August 9, 2016

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.

Brewster Kahle's Call for a Decentralized Web

By Andrew Keen - August 9, 2016

Brewster Kahle, the Internet’s most famous librarian and an Internet Hall of Fame inductee, believes the time has come to build a better Web.

The Economist Asks: Can the Open Web Survive?

July 20, 2016

Sir Tim Berners-Lee founded the web in 1989, and is now the head of its standards agency, the W3C. He joins deputy editor Tom Standage in The Economist studio to discuss the future of his creation.

Wikipedia's Co-founder Explains Why We Need a Free Internet

By Katherine Keating - July 15, 2016

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is one of the few people who can legitimately claim to have changed the world. His much-imitated open-content website has profoundly changed the way people access information. In this interview he discusses the role of civil society in holding governments accountable for their actions and promoting individual liberties.

The Accidental Internet Pioneer

By Sim Shuzhen - July 1, 2016

Tan Tin Wee brought the wonders of the Internet to Singapore in the 90’s—starting with a videocast of the 1994 National Day Parade for those living or working overseas. 

Nii Quaynor Urges Africa To Establish Research Networks

July 1, 2016

Professor Nii Narku Quaynor, the Chairman of the Internet Society, Ghana Chapter, and Africa Internet pioneer, has urged African countries to set-up the National Research and Education Network to enhance academic activities.

The Man Who Brought the Internet To 60,000 Mountain Dwellers

June 6, 2016

In the remote mountain region of Annapurna in Nepal, which can only be reached after several days of travel on foot, Mahabir Pun has defied the odds and connected 60,000 people to the Internet.

Radia Perlman Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

June 6, 2016

Recognized for inventing technology fundamental to the growth of the Internet, Radia Perlman becomes a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame's 2016 class of inductees.

Ray Tomlinson, Who Sent the First Email, Has Died

March 22, 2016

When historians of the future study the ways information technology affected people’s lives in the late 20th century, they will surely recognise e-mail as one of the most profound. Today, about 2.5m e-mails are sent every second. The first e-mail of all, though, was sent 45 years ago by Ray Tomlinson.