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Why Measuring the Internet Matters

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Measuring the Internet is not exactly an easy task for Kimberly "kc" Claffy, a 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee.  The founder and director of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis and a resident research scientist at the University of California - San Diego’s Supercomputer Center, Claffy...

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The Origins of the Ubiquitous 'Surfing the Internet'

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The librarian who coined the phrase “surfing the net” will be the first to tell you that navigating the Internet is nowhere near as easy as changing the channel.  A 2019 Internet Hall of Fame inductee, Jean Armour Polly ...

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Bringing the Internet Into the Classroom

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International and long distance education collaboration has come a long way since Yvonne Marie Andres’ first foray in project-based learning.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Andres was one of the...

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Ermanno Pietrosemoli: Commercial Interests Threaten Early Internet's Social Goals

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Although he wants to see continued expansion of Internet connectivity, Ermanno Pietrosemoli does not want it to be dictated by commercial interests.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Pietrosemoli is one...

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The Real Internet Divide

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Since the Internet became commercialized in the 1990s, we’ve heard about the digital divide between those who have access and those who don’t.  But today, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nabil Bukhalid says he is more...

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'Digital Natives' Keep Internet's Future Bright

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To Ira Fuchs, the future of the Internet is bright.  A 2017 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Fuchs is a co-founder of BITNET, a cooperative network between the City...

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Tracy LaQuey Parker's Hopes for the Internet's Future

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Although she is keenly aware that the Internet has become more complicated over the years, Tracy LaQuey Parker is hopeful that hack attempts can eventually become a thing of the past.  While at the University of Texas,...

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Ed Krol's 'Whole Internet' is a 'Book of the Century'

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Although Ed Krol had many storied technical accomplishments during his 30-plus year career at the University of Illinois, the award he is most proud of is having one of his books named one of the New York Public Library’s “Books of...

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Internet Pioneers to Rising Female Technologists: Find Your Power

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Having survived and thrived through more than two decades of tremendous changes in how women in the workforce are seen and treated, these four Internet Hall of Fame inductees offer their advice for women rising in the technology field today:...

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Trading in Search Engines for the Quiet Life

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Although Alan Emtage was a crucial player in developing search engines and helping the Internet Society interact with commercial players as the Domain Name System was developed, he gave it up for a quieter...

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