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What Was the First Thing Sold on the Internet?

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As we head into the holiday shopping season, a new video from Shopify offers an interesting glimpse into e-commerce history. So, what was the first thing ever sold on the Internet?...

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Why #AaronSwartzDay Matters

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Each year since his death in 2011, November 8 is celebrated online as #AaronSwartzDay, when countless tributes to this Internet Hall of Fame inductee are made across multiple digital platforms....

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Kleinrock Could Never Have Foreseen One Billion Users

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In a recent MSNBC piece, Kleinrock talks about how he never could have expected that the experiment known as “ARPAnet” would someday reach a billion...

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Brookings Institution Talks Tech with Cerf

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The Brookings Institution, a non-profit public policy organization based in Washington DC, recently interviewed Vint Cerf for its Tech Tank.  During the discusssion, Cerf shared his...

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The Making of a Vulnerable Internet

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In an examination of the origins of the Internet and how that impacts the Internet’s long-term security, The Washington Post interviews Internet Hall of Fame inductees David Clark, Leonard...

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What's Next for the Internet?

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The Boston Globe interviews four of our great Internet Hall of Fame inductees to find out what's next for the Internet. 

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Brewster Kahle and the Challenges of Archiving the Internet

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 NewYorker.com recently published an interview with Internet Hall of Famer Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and its Wayback Machine.  New Yorker's Nick Thompson discusses that interview and tells the hosts of "CBS This...

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Vint Cerf Calls for a “Digital Vellum” to Ensure Our Data Will Be Recoverable

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Will our descendants centuries from now be able to interpret the blogs, websites, and other forms of online information, data and photos we are creating today? Not likely, Internet Hall of Famer Vint Cerf warns in this eye-opening interview with the...

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A Video Everyone Should See

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Check out this brief, fun video that wraps up about 40 years of Internet history in just a few minutes -- and does so in an unhurried, understandable way. It manages to explain the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web, which still confuses a lot of people, and walks viewers...

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“Innovation Is a Collaborative Sport”

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In a recent ‘CBS This Morning’ segment, Walter Isaacson, author of  “The Innovators,” which was released on October 7, 2014, discusses collaboration, and it’s important role in innovation.  In his book, which focuses on the men and women who helped create the Internet and computer, he mentions 26...

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