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Doug Van Houweling on The Things That Really Matter

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Earlier this year, Internet Hall of Famer Dr. Doug Van Houweling explained in a video how, back in the 1980s, he created the network that ran the NSFNet – the foundation on which the Internet was built. He followed up recently...

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How the Web Got its 'Lingua Franca'

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In the 1970s and early 1980s, during the nascent and internationally tangled development stages of what would become the Internet and the World Wide Web, the new TCP/IP – Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol – was thought to be a possible lingua franca, a common language that disparate...

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Holodecks, Satellites and the Semantic Web: Five Innovators Foresee the Internet’s Future

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The Internet is a moving target, constantly changing and evolving. As I contemplate its likely trajectory over the next 10 years, I hope whatever form it takes, it continues to exhibit the original values we established in its earliest years. These include the principles of ethics, trust, openness...

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Untold Internet: Early Visionaries

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Today’s generation cannot imagine a time when the Internet did not exist.  But there was a “beginning”, initiated by the appearance in late 1969 of the ARPANET, the first large-scale, heterogeneous, multi-purpose computer network. However, this heralded event was preceded by a developing vision for...

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The Untold Internet

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At the Internet Hall of Fame, we encounter a lot of history, and many of the milestones that led to the development of the modern Internet are already familiar to many of us: the genesis of the ARPANET, the implementation of the standard network protocol TCP/IP, the growth of LANs (Large Area...

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Efforts to Reconnect Nepal to Internet Ongoing After April Earthquake

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The Internet Hall of Fame recently checked in with Nepalese Internet pioneer Mahabir Pun on the effort to rebuild the country’s Internet infrastructure in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit the region in April. Pun was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for bringing...

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Henning Schulzrinne Insists Bureaucracy Can Breed Innovation

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Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013 for co-developing the Real-Time Streaming Protocol, Real-Time Transport Protocol and other key protocols that enabled Voice-Over-Internet technology, is a true exemplar of “scholarship in action.” As a technical adviser to the...

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Esterhuysen On Human Rights and Internet-freedom Movements

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As executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Anriette Esterhuysen of South Africa works to make the Internet a safer, freer and more equal place for women, minority groups and people in the world’s developing regions. Recently...

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Vint Cerf Predicts Technology Behind Next Gen Inductees

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The Internet Hall of Fame caught up with 2012 inductee Vint Cerf at a recent summit in Washington, D.C. that was co-hosted by the Internet Society and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The summit, entitled...

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Luminaries to Explore Internet’s Future at ISOC-Smithsonian Summit

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The Internet is among the most powerful and influential “inventions” ever created, but what challenges does it face, how will it continue to evolve, and how will that impact our lives in the future? On June 11, the Internet Society and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will co-...

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