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Dutch Internet Pioneer Says Internet Future-proofing Requires Organization, Collaboration

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"The current Internet is not future proof," Dutch Internet pioneer and inductee Kees Neggers told the Internet Hall of Fame. Neggers spoke plainly about the pros and cons of the modern Internet in a recent interview. Though it's hard to imagine a world without the Internet, he said, it was never...

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US Ignite Aims to Increase and 'Democratize' Virtual Reality Access

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2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Glenn Ricart continues his pioneering work to enable greater Internet access and development through the non-profit, US Ignite. Formed by Dr. Ricart in 2010 and announced at the White House on June 14,...

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The Economist [Radio] Asks Tim Berners-Lee: Can the Open Web Survive?

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In a recent radio interview, The Economist Deputy Editor Tom Standage asks Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, to discuss the future of the Internet. The 2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee explains where he stands on crucial arguments that are shaping the medium he helped create...

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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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