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Ira Fuchs: Life After BITNET

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Now retired, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Ira Fuchs, a co-founder of BITNET, still has a passion for communications, but of the lower-tech, four-legged variety: he recently adopted a black lab that he and...

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Craig Partridge: Internet Restriction is Never the Answer

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One of the key developers of the modern Internet’s communications infrastructure says the online universe’s broad reach is not the cause for all of its problems. A three-time graduate of Harvard University, Craig Partridge designed how email is routed via domain names and led the team that...

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Mike Jensen: At the Forefront of Next Gen Internet Connectivity

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When he’s not on the road, Mike Jensen spends much of his time in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil. He particularly enjoys his time on the coast of Bahia, Brazil, he said, because, in addition to being close to nature and providing great outdoor activities for his three children, Jensen said he...

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The Intersection of Cybersecurity and AI

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With a background in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, Shigeki Goto sees a natural partnership between the two disciplines. The current president of Japan’s National Internet Registry, Goto helped develop the network in the mid 1980s after a stint at Stanford University. The registry, in...

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Venezuela's First Connection a Result of "Sheer Luck"

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Ermanno Pietrosemoli is known as a pioneer, both for his efforts to connect Latin American to the Internet and for setting a world record for distance of a Wi-Fi signal. What many don’t know is that also brought the first data connection to Venezuela in 1996, an early achievement that he credits to...

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The Power and Peril of Search Engines

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The developer behind the world’s first online search engine sees his creation’s descendants as the Internet’s biggest strength and weakness.  While pursuing a post-graduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Alan Emtage launched Archie in 1990. Derived from “archive,” the site was basically a...

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Overcoming Chile's Disasters, Geography in Connectivity Quest

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Florencio Utreras retired last June. But that doesn’t mean he has quit trying to solve the connectivity issues facing Chile and Latin America. Among his pet projects in retirement: developing the backup needed to keep Chile connected when its many natural disasters wipe out infrastructure. With the...

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Tales from a Woman in Tech

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Radia Perlman is one the few female Internet pioneers in a field still largely dominated by men. But, whatever you do, do not call her the ‘mother of the Internet.’ And she wants to make it perfectly clear that she is not a token woman in her field. “People are very fascinated with this topic,” she...

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IoT Concerns Bring Eric Allman Out of Retirement

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In 2012, after leaving his company, Sendmail Inc., Eric Allman was supposed to retire. But after “a career of telling people to get out of my office so I could get my work done, I got lonely,” he said. So he started hanging around UC Berkeley again, going to seminars and research meetings. “At some...

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Tim Berners-Lee's Hopes for the Internet's Next Generation of Stewards

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In anticipation of the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame ceremony on September 18th in Los Angeles, we're taking a look back at ceremonies from years past to see what's inspired us.  One such moment came from Tim Berners-Lee in 2012, when he was inducted into the inaugural ...

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