Sir Tim Berners-Lee founded the web in 1989, and is now the head of its standards agency, the W3C. He joins deputy editor Tom Standage in The Economist studio to discuss the future of his creation.
Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is one of the few people who can legitimately claim to have changed the world. His much-imitated open-content website has profoundly changed the way people access information. In this interview he discusses the role of civil society in holding governments accountable for their actions and promoting individual liberties.
Tan Tin Wee brought the wonders of the Internet to Singapore in the 90’s—starting with a videocast of the 1994 National Day Parade for those living or working overseas.
Professor Nii Narku Quaynor, the Chairman of the Internet Society, Ghana Chapter, and Africa Internet pioneer, has urged African countries to set-up the National Research and Education Network to enhance academic activities.
In the remote mountain region of Annapurna in Nepal, which can only be reached after several days of travel on foot, Mahabir Pun has defied the odds and connected 60,000 people to the Internet.
Recognized for inventing technology fundamental to the growth of the Internet, Radia Perlman becomes a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame's 2016 class of inductees.
When historians of the future study the ways information technology affected people’s lives in the late 20th century, they will surely recognise e-mail as one of the most profound. Today, about 2.5m e-mails are sent every second. The first e-mail of all, though, was sent 45 years ago by Ray Tomlinson.
Raymond Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, has died, confirmed his employer, Raytheon Co. Email existed in only a limited capacity before Tomlinson, but his 1971 invention changed all that.
Late in the evening on February 8, 1996, John Perry Barlow declared independence for a new territory, free from world governments: cyberspace.
While the history of Internet development involves many names and was not reliant on a single discovery, it is also true that certain innovations have done more to enable better networks for all. It is with that idea in mind that we’d like to profile the achievements made by Radia Perlman, the inventor of spanning tree protocol (STP) and a 2016 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.