Press Coverage

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.

Inventor of Modern Email, Ray Tomlinson, Dies

March 22, 2016

Raymond Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, has died, confirmed his employer, Raytheon Co. Email existed in only a limited capacity before Tomlinson, but his 1971 invention changed all that.  

One of Internet Freedom's Founding Fathers Looks Back on 20 Years Online

By Jack Crosbie - February 9, 2016

Late in the evening on February 8, 1996, John Perry Barlow declared independence for a new territory, free from world governments: cyberspace. 

The Evolution of the Internet: The Spanning Tree Protocol, A Major Achievement in Internet Routing

By Steve Brachmann - February 8, 2016

While the history of Internet development involves many names and was not reliant on a single discovery, it is also true that certain innovations have done more to enable better networks for all. It is with that idea in mind that we’d like to profile the achievements made by Radia Perlman, the inventor of spanning tree protocol (STP) and a 2016 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

The Internet Archive Turns 20: A Behind The Scenes Look At Archiving The Web

By Kalev Leetaru - January 20, 2016

To most of the web surfing public, the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is the face of the Archive’s web archiving activities. Via a simple interface, anyone can type in a URL and see how it has changed over the last 20 years. Yet, behind that simple search box lies an exquisitely complex assemblage of datasets and partners that make possible the Archive’s vast repository of the web.

From the Internet's Founders, a Warning

January 14, 2016

David Clark’s office on the MIT campus is at the top of a tower that looks like a twisted aluminum column. The name plate next to his office door reads “Albus Dumbledore.” And, like the leader of Harry Potter’s wizarding world, Clark knows the Internet’s secrets from the beginning.