Hall of Fame Highlights

When Gihan Dias wrote his first computer program in the late 1970s, he had never seen a computer. “I learned BASIC programming from a book, and wrote programs on paper,” he said. When he actually got to use a computer—in 1979—he knew he had found his...

In THEIR own WORDS

Internet-Based Apps for Sri Lanka’s Greater Good

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Gihan Dias is an active member of Sri Lanka’s Internet Society, but he has turned his focus away from building networks to developing Internet-based applications to advance his country.

IN the NEWS

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Some of the Internet’s early hot spots have not aged well. 

There are now more than a billion sites and counting on the web. By comparison, in 1995, the year that saw the launch of both Amazon and AltaVista, there were just 23,500. 

Internet HISTORY Timeline

Mapping inductees’ defining moments in Internet history.

 

2006

It’s been a decade since Nancy Hafkin first examined how ICT empowers women in her seminal book, 'Cinderella or Cyberella?'

  

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