As Popular Mechanics celebrates the 50th anniversary of the development of the internet, we honor the women who helped shape the way we connect with the world around us.
Almost 20 years ago, employed by SURFnet, Klaas Wierenga wondered why he had to log on to the Wi-Fi network again and again, at every university he visits. He decided to challenge traditional business models and the inward-looking policies of universities and schools.
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has officially launched the Contract for the Web, a set of principles designed to “fix” the internet and prevent us from sliding into a “digital dystopia.”
Irving Group CEO Larry Irving discusses how the incentives to grow the Internet was inherently different two decades ago. Irving notes how big tech needs to be held accountable.
The Internet Hall of Fame revealed the names of the new generation of members 2019. These are 11 pioneers and visionaries who have made outstanding contributions to the growth, reach and global security of the Internet, which will be honored in a special ceremony held last month in the Costa Rican capital.
Adiel Akplogan yesterday joined the ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. Adiel Akplogan received that distinction for his contributions to the expansion and governance of the Internet in Africa, particularly as founding CEO of the Regional Internet Registry for Africa.
De Nederlander Klaas Wierenga (foto), initiatiefnemer van eduroam, is opgenomen in de Internet Hall of Fame. Volgens de jury van het jaarlijks terugkerende evenement van de Internet Society verdient Wierenga deze plek vanwege zijn inspanningen ten behoeve van de ontwikkeling van eduroam. De Internet Hall of Fame bestaat momenteel uit een select gezelschap van enkele tientallen mensen waaronder Al Gore.
On Oct. 29, 1969, professor Leonard Kleinrock and a team at the University of California at Los Angeles got a computer to “talk” to a machine in what is now known as Silicon Valley.
Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn have always been generous in acknowledging the contributions of others to the beginning of the internet. So if they are the Fathers of the Internet, Nikola Tesla may be the grandfather.