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The Librarian Who Hated to Type Catalog Cards

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In 1981, personal computers had been invented, but in public libraries, they were nowhere to be seen. Then Jean Armour Polly stepped in. As a librarian in the upstate New York village of Liverpool, she was frustrated with...

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Blazing Trails for Future Women in Tech

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, celebrating the social, political, economic and cultural achievements of women worldwide. That’s why this month, the Internet Hall of Fame is spotlighting three of its most recent inductees who have led the...

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The Internet's Ability to Connect

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A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Shigeki Goto did not quite expect the Internet to become so ubiquitous. The current president of Japan’s National Internet Registry, Shigeki Goto helped develop the network in the...

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Remembering Peter Kirstein (1933 - 2020)

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2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Peter Kirstein, who started the first European ARPANET node with transatlantic IP connectivity, died on Wednesday at his home in London,...

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ARPANET Envy Fueled BITNET Creation

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Envy helped drive Internet Hall of Fame inductee Ira Fuchs into action.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Fuchs is a co-founder of BITNET, a cooperative network...

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The Invisible Internet

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By Leonard Kleinrock Editor’s Note: A simple, two-line entry into an academic activity log at UCLA 50 years ago today helped mark the Internet's rather inconspicuous beginnings – when it was still being developed as ARPANET technology and wasn’t yet available for use by academics and researchers –...

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2019 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees Announced!

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Eleven individuals hailing from six countries around the world, including Peru, Japan, Brazil, Netherlands, Togo and the U.S., have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their pioneering and visionary contributions to the Internet’s global growth, access and security.  The inductees, who...

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Join the Fifth Internet Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

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On 27 September, the Internet Society will gather to reveal the fifth class of Internet Hall of Fame inductees, and there are three ways that you can participate in this historic event.   The induction ceremony, which will be held in San José, Costa Rica, will be broadcast via...

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Remembering Danny Cohen (1937 - 2019)

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2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Danny Cohen, whose work paved the way for voice over IP (VOIP) technology, died August 12th in Palo Alto, Calif., according to his family. He was 81.  ...

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Building the Internet in a War Zone

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When you grow up surrounded by civil war, you tend to ignore the rules and become resourceful.  That’s what Nabil Bukhalid did in the late 1980s and early 1990s with an ad hoc group of colleagues at American University of...

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