Press Coverage

You’ve Never Heard of Tech Legend Bob Taylor, But He Invented ‘Almost Everything’

By Leslie Berlin - May 4, 2017

Heroic lone-wolf entrepreneurs may be the preferred heroes of narratives spun by the media, but history has shown us that teams—and the networks that come from them—are the true engines behind innovation in Silicon Valley and far beyond. No one understood this better than Bob Taylor.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, wins ‘computing’s Nobel Prize’

By Jon Russell - April 7, 2017

Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the world wide web, has been honored with the 2016 Turing AwardThe award, which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize for the computing industry, is present annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to an individual who made “major contributions of lasting importance to computing.” 

Vint Cerf at SXSW on Connecting the Next Billion People

By Dan Costa - March 11, 2017

Vint Cerf tells South by Southwest about his plans for making the Internet truly global.

Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle Talks to Kara Swisher About the Open Internet

March 8, 2017

On this episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisherentrepreneur, activist and founder of the Internet Archive Brewster Kahle discussed the growth of the open Internet and the importance of having a history of the Internet available to everyone.

Internet Hall of Fame making a comeback in 2017

By Bob Brown - February 20, 2017

The Internet Hall of Fame is back seeking a new class of inductees. The public nominating process for inductees, categorized as pioneers, global connectors and innovators, is open through March 15.

Ida Holz: The Uruguayan of the Internet

January 16, 2017

The work of Ida Holz, the woman who has been called the "mother of the Internet" in Uruguay, is recounted in a recent interview with her in El Observador. [Read the Internet Hall of Fame's English translation version here.] 

The History of Ethernet With Robert Metcalfe

By Mary Bellis - December 13, 2016

The press has often stated that Ethernet was invented on May 22, 1973 when Metcalfe wrote a memo to his bosses stating the possibilities of its potential. But Metcalfe claims Ethernet was actually invented very gradually over a period of several years. 

Dennis Jennings Honoured with UCD Alumni Award

November 3, 2016

Dr. Dennis Jennings is one of ten distinguished winners of this year’s prestigious UCD (University College Dublin) Alumni Awards. Dr. Jennings was UCD’s first full time Director of Computing Service from 1977 to 1999, and under his leadership UCD Computer Services created the IE Domain Registry, which now functions independently as a critical national resource for all Internet users in Ireland.  

Paul Mockapetris, Inventor of the Domain Name System, Visits With DNS In Its 100th Podcast

By Andrew Allemann - October 15, 2016

This week we’re celebrating 100 episodes of the DNW podcast, and what better way to do it than have Paul Mockapetris as our guest. Paul invented the domain name system back in the 80s. On this episode, he talks about the early days, new uses for DNS, and security.

12 Things You Didn't Know About the Father of the Internet in Africa

By Keren Mikva - September 21, 2016

Internet user penetration in Africa is less than 10 percent in 2016. Nii Quaynor is worried. Largely heralded as the “Father of the Internet in Africa,” he was one of the first to establish Internet connections on the continent. With a deep commitment to African development and participation on a global level in the Internet age, Quaynor is an overwhelming presence in the tech scene across the continent. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Prof. Nii Quaynor.