Douglas van Houweling

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Douglas van Houweling

in Internet Hall of Fame 2014

When we start­ed the activ­i­ty to build the National Science Foundation Network, or NSFNET, we had a clear under­stand­ing that the mon­ey that the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment was going to be able to spend on the net­work would­n’t be ade­quate to do the job that the com­mu­ni­ty required.

Douglas van Houweling’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

in Internet Hall of Fame 2014

One of the things that we have dis­cov­ered over and over again, as we build net­works that move elec­trons around and pho­tons around, is that human beings use those to con­nect with one anoth­er. We think we’re con­nect­ing com­put­ers togeth­er, it turns out we’re con­nect­ing human beings together.