Tagged Content

Tagged with In Their Own Words

Francois Flückiger's Secret Weapon

Blog entry

Humor can be a powerful force, sometimes capable even of swaying high-stakes debates. No one can provide better proof of that than Francois Flückiger. Flückiger, who was...

More

Aaron Swartz Joins Terra Cotta Archivists

Blog entry

2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Internet Archive, recently commissioned California sculptor Nuala Creed to create a terra cotta sculpture of Aaron Swartz, who was posthumously inducted into the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame in August. Kahle had the sculpture...

More

Internet Hall of Fame by the Numbers

Blog entry

Things you may not know about the Internet Hall of Fame: a total of 65 people, spanning 17 countries, have been inducted in the two years since its creation. Among the inductees: an Oscar winner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, two ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients, five recipients of the Queen...

More

For Us, They’re the World’s Hardest Piano Pieces: For Werner Zorn, They’re a Hobby

Blog entry

When you see Werner Zorn, a 2013 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, you're looking at a true computer science innovator: the man responsible for facilitating the first email into Germany, and then the first email from China to Germany, and who paved the way for Germany's Internet connection....

More

Hall of Fame Eagle Scout Offers Some Advice

Blog entry

Naturally, Internet Hall of Famer and UCLA Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Leonard Kleinrock is proud of his invention of the theory behind packet-switching, which became the underpinning of the...

More

Ray Tomlinson: Not Your Average Game Developer and Shepherd

Blog entry

By the Internet Hall of Fame Editorial Staff Here’s a factoid for everyone who thinks that nothing about Internet Hall of Famers could ever surprise them: The man who invented email raises rare, tiny French sheep. At just a foot-and-a-half high, the Ouessant breed has a couple of huge advantages...

More

Larry Landweber: At Play in the Lab of the World

Blog entry

By the Internet Hall of Fame Editorial Staff The 1980s were a time of all-out enthusiasm on the part of brilliant computer-science researchers who saw amazing possibilities for changing the world....

More

Brewster Kahle: Preserving All the World's Knowlege

Blog entry

Tour Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive near San Francisco, and be sure not to miss the “terra cotta archivists” in their pews! Kahle, with this “Library of Alexandria 2.0,” is not just digitizing every book ever published: His goal is to preserve all the world’s knowledge....

More

Nancy Hafkin: Education Alone Won't Close Knowledge Gender Divide

Blog entry

The final part in a three-part guest blog series submitted by Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Hafkin explores the anticipated expansion of the study she recently conducted with Sophia Huyer, executive...

More

Nancy Hafkin: Numbers of U.S. Women in IT Falling

Blog entry

Last month, a post by guest blogger and Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Hafkin examined the growing knowledge divide between men and women in seven countries around the...

More