Press Coverage


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.

"Two Years Ago, I Would Have Said the Internet Is Fantastic”: What Scares Networking Pioneer Radia Perlman

By Wade Rouch - July 8, 2019

Bob Metcalfe co-invented Ethernet, the communications standard still used for most local on-site networking, but Radia Perlman made it work. Her creation of the Spanning Tree Protocol while working for Digital Equipment Corporation in 1983 made it possible to link individual Ethernet networks into a vast interconnected system—that is, the thing we now call the internet.

How to stay safe online? We asked the 'Father of the internet'

By Edward Baig - June 10, 2019

You probably feel pretty comfortable navigating the internet. You might even be among the 1 in 5 people who created a website. Or maybe you're part of the 48% with "make a website" on their to-do list. But could you correctly say what a safe URL actually looks like? If you can't, you wouldn't be alone.

Robert Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor, says breaking up big tech is not the answer

May 17, 2019

People are more connected to each other than they have ever been. For that, you can partly thank Robert Metcalfe.