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Using Mobile Technology to Help Folks Survive Cyclones, Tsunamis and Political Disasters

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Today, as professor of computer science at the Asian Institute of Technology and director of its Internet Education and Research Lab, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Kanchana Kanchansut is concentrating on advancing mobile technology. “Instead...

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Francois Flückiger's Secret Weapon

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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...

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Aaron Swartz Joins Terra Cotta Archivists

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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...

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Internet Hall of Fame by the Numbers

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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...

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

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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....

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Hall of Fame Eagle Scout Offers Some Advice

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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...

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Ray Tomlinson: Not Your Average Game Developer and Shepherd

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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...

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Larry Landweber: At Play in the Lab of the World

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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....

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Brewster Kahle: Preserving All the World's Knowlege

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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....

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

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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...

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