Press Coverage

Internet Hall of Fame making a comeback in 2017

By Bob Brown - February 20, 2017

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.

Ida Holz: The Uruguayan of the Internet

January 16, 2017

The work of Ida Holz, the woman who has been called the "mother of the Internet" in Uruguay, is recounted in a recent interview with her in El Observador. [Read the Internet Hall of Fame's English translation version here.] 

The History of Ethernet With Robert Metcalfe

By Mary Bellis - December 13, 2016

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. 

Dennis Jennings Honoured with UCD Alumni Award

November 3, 2016

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.  

Paul Mockapetris, Inventor of the Domain Name System, Visits With DNS In Its 100th Podcast

By Andrew Allemann - October 15, 2016

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.

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.