Press Coverage

Costa Rica, First Latin American Country to Host the Internet Hall of Fame

By TCRN STAFF - November 17, 2019

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 Inducted into 2019 Internet Hall of Fame

By AllAfrica InfoWire - November 7, 2019

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.

Klaas Wierenga opgenomen in de Internet Hall of Fame

By Wouter Hoeffnagel - November 7, 2019

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.


By Shigeru Nagasawa - November 4, 2019


The internet turns 50 under a dark cloud

By Glenn Chapman - October 29, 2019

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.

Net of Surprises

By Reid Creager - October 7, 2019

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.

Enjoy Free Internet at the Library? You Can Thank This Woman

By Klint Finley - September 27, 2019

Librarian Jean Armour Polly along with African pioneer Adiel Akplogan are among this year's 11 inductees to the Internet Hall of Fame.

Larry Irving is the First African American Inducted Into the Internet Hall of Fame

By Leah Asmelash - September 27, 2019

Larry Irving was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on Friday, becoming the first African American to be inducted into the group since its founding in 2012.

Danny Cohen, Who Helped Set the Stage for a Digital Era, Dies at 81

By Katie Hafner - September 9, 2019

Danny Cohen, a computer scientist whose work in the 1960s and ’70s on computer graphics and networks led to innovations in flight simulation, internet telephony, cloud computing and one of the first online dates — with him — died on Aug. 12 at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 81.

"Cynics Are Often Right, But They Never Get Anything Done": Why Bob Metcalfe Is an Internet Optimist

By Wade Roush - August 10, 2019

Right alongside Moore’s Law, which describes the exponential growth in computing power since the 1960s, there’s Metcalfe’s Law, which describes what we’ve done with all that power: namely, use it to connect the world.