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Inductee Howard Frank Amasses One of the World’s Largest Sci-Fi Art Collections

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Long before DARPA, the ARPAnet and the Network Analysis Corporation, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Howard Frank was a lover of science – science fiction, that is. By the late 1990s, he and his wife, Jane Frank, had amassed the largest collection of science-fiction and fantasy art in the world...

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Inductees Share Favorite Websites, Apps

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What websites or mobile applications are favored by the people who have helped build and shape the Internet? Turns out, the answer ranges from the extremely technical to the surprisingly common (because even Internet pioneers contend with the mundane challenges of modern life).  1.      ...

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Internet Freedom's 'Founding Father' Contemplates 20 Years Online

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In a recent blog post and subsequent 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit, inductee John Perry Barlow commemorates the 20th anniversary of his 'A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace' manifesto. As reported by Inverse, when John Perry Barlow is asked on the AMA if he thinks there should be limits...

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'Algorhyme' Set to Music at MIT's Lincoln Lab

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Radia Perlman, the inventor of the Spanning Tree algorithm, summarized it in a poem titled "Algorhyme," (adapted from the poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer). Here, Perlman accompanies on the piano at...

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Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

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On February 8, 1996, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Grateful Dead lyricist, Electronic Frontier Foundation founder and Internet Hall of Fame inductee John Perry Barlow wrote 'A Declaration of Cyberspace.' At the time, the declaration sought to establish that the Internet falls...

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Mahabir Pun Makes Education His Mission

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Mahabir Pun shares his personal story in a short documentary created by Ericsson’s Networked Society campaign.  In the piece, Pun talks about the importance of having a “strong education,” and how, for him, it was unattainable because he lived in a rural Nepal village.  Because of this experience,...

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Schulzrinne Explores Internet's Future

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When Henning Schulzrinne was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame, he took some time to consider the future of the Internet and the challenges it faces, including security, privacy and freedom of expression...

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Esterhuysen Shares Her Favorite Internet Initiative

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When the Internet Hall of Fame asked South African inductee Anriette Esterhuysen to name one of her favorite Internet initiatives, she replied that, “as Africans we care about the Internet, and not only about getting access to it. We also care about how, and by whom, it is governed, and this is...

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Cerf-Baker 'Wired' Retrospective

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Vint Cerf and Mitchell Baker have each played a key role in the development of the global Internet: Cerf as co-creator of TCP/IP, and Baker as the creator of the Netscape software license that helped usher in the open source movement.  They will be bringing these unique perspectives with them when...

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Engelbart's "The Mother of all Demos"

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On December 9, 1968, Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart and the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute held a 90-minute public multimedia demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco. Retrospectively called ‘The Mother of All Demos,’ this marked the first time the...

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