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Alan Emtage and the Birth of the First Internet Search Engine

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When people find out why Alan Emtage was inducted into the Internet Society’s Internet Hall of Fame, they wonder why he’s not one of the world’s richest men. He certainly would be if he got even a penny every time someone clicked on his invention. Known as the father of the search engine, Emtage...

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Early Internet Evangelist Translated Computer Complexity For Masses

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Tracy LaQuey Parker had no idea what she wanted to do when she started college at the University of Texas (UT) in the 1980s. What she did know was that “computers were going to run the world, so I figured I better get...

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Remembering Lawrence Roberts (1937-2018)

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2012 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Lawrence Roberts, who was hired in 1966 by the U.S. Department of Defense to design the ARPAnet, died on December 26th, according to his family. He was 81....

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Human Capacity Drives Internet Advancement in Lebanon

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Although he has long been working with machines and code, the human aspect of the technical world is what keeps pushing Nabil Bukhalid to give back.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Bukhalid led the team at the American University of Beirut that initially brought the Internet to...

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Internet Hall of Fame Nominations Open 1 January 2019

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Do you know someone who has played a major role in the development and advancement of the Internet? On 1 January 2019, the Internet Hall of Fame will open nominations for its 2019 class of inductees.  The Internet Hall of Fame was launched in 2012 by the Internet Society. With more than 100...

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Building the First Global Classroom

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Yvonne Marie Andrés wasn’t a scientist. She had never built networks or written software code. But as a teacher, she had an early vision to bring the Internet into the classroom to help students around the globe connect and collaborate. The truly global impact of the programs she’s developed to...

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One Inductee Reflects on the Internet’s Loss of Innocence

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The evolution of the Internet and its uses has caught one of its pioneers by surprise.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Tadao Takahashi, is the founder and former director of Brazil’s National Research Network, one of the country’s earliest academic networks. His efforts to...

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How Ham Radio Inspired the Internet

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Ira Fuchs’ passion for network communications began as a ham radio operator. As a teenager, he talked with people around the world from his bedroom in Queens, NY. “I remember the thrill of talking to other ham radio operators. My idea in connecting the scholars of the world was a natural extension...

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How an 'Aha' Moment Became the World's First Search Engine

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The development of the world’s first search engine was not spurred by a natural disaster or an epic journey.  Just an “aha” moment for a graduate student. While attending graduate school at Montreal’s McGill University in the late 1980s, Alan Emtage developed and launched Archie, the first Internet...

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Remembering Frank Heart (1929 - 2018)

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Frank Heart, who was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for leading the team that built the first routing computer for the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet, died June 24th...

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