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Internet Hall of Fame by the Numbers

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Things you may not know about the Internet Hall of Fame: a total of 65 people, spanning 17 countries, have been inducted in the two years since its creation. Among the inductees: an Oscar winner and Nobel Peace Prize winner, two ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients, five recipients of the Queen...

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For Us, They’re the World’s Hardest Piano Pieces: For Werner Zorn, They’re a Hobby

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When you see Werner Zorn, a 2013 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, you're looking at a true computer science innovator: the man responsible for facilitating the first email into Germany, and then the first email from China to Germany, and who paved the way for Germany's Internet connection....

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Hall of Fame Eagle Scout Offers Some Advice

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Naturally, Internet Hall of Famer and UCLA Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Leonard Kleinrock is proud of his invention of the theory behind packet-switching, which became the underpinning of the...

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Ray Tomlinson: Not Your Average Game Developer and Shepherd

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By the Internet Hall of Fame Editorial Staff Here’s a factoid for everyone who thinks that nothing about Internet Hall of Famers could ever surprise them: The man who invented email raises rare, tiny French sheep. At just a foot-and-a-half high, the Ouessant breed has a couple of huge advantages...

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Larry Landweber: At Play in the Lab of the World

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By the Internet Hall of Fame Editorial Staff The 1980s were a time of all-out enthusiasm on the part of brilliant computer-science researchers who saw amazing possibilities for changing the world....

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Brewster Kahle: Preserving All the World's Knowlege

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Tour Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive near San Francisco, and be sure not to miss the “terra cotta archivists” in their pews! Kahle, with this “Library of Alexandria 2.0,” is not just digitizing every book ever published: His goal is to preserve all the world’s knowledge....

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Nancy Hafkin: Education Alone Won't Close Knowledge Gender Divide

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The final part in a three-part guest blog series submitted by Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Hafkin explores the anticipated expansion of the study she recently conducted with Sophia Huyer, executive...

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Nancy Hafkin: Numbers of U.S. Women in IT Falling

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Last month, a post by guest blogger and Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Hafkin examined the growing knowledge divide between men and women in seven countries around the...

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Nancy Hafkin: Knowledge Divide Grows In Key Economies

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The global ubiquity of cell phones has given us the false sense that information technology is universally accessible, but Internet Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Hafkin and research partner Sophia Huyer have found that nothing could be further from the truth. In the first of a three-part blog series...

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