Back in 1980, working with the artificial intelligence guys, we had this idea we were going to make smart machines. But it needed to read good books, don’t you think?
Internet Hall of Fame 2012 (Page 1 of 3)
presented by Craig Newmark
The people who really get the credit are the people who built the Internet, including a lot of people we never hear about. The credit also goes to people who help each other out every day, sometimes in large numbers, who never get any recognition at all.
presented by Daniel Karrenberg
In 1992…I had a plan. And that plan was to set up the first regional Internet registry, and in April 1993 to be done with the Internet and move on to the next interesting thing.
When I first started on the Internet in 1972, I joined Doug Engelbart’s group, Augmentation Research Center, and I didn’t know exactly what a network information center was but I thought we were going to be handling information in a very different way, and it was very addictive.
I’m Elizabeth Feinler, usually known as “Jake.” That’s my nickname. And I ran the contract for the Network Information Center on both the ARPANET and the Defense Data Network back in the 70s and 80s.
presented by John Klensin
When many of the people in this room were beginning to lay the groundwork for the network in the 60s, I was working as a political scientist and worrying about communications patterns and how those worked.
presented by Jon Postel
For a long time I think we really thought of him as sort of the Gandalf in the family. We had really very little idea what he actually did, but he was radiating kind of a quiet, willful integrity which I think really was the foundation of much of what happened in his kind of shepherding of many of these processes.
presented by Kilnam Chon
When you move out of this room, you cannot use the Internet anymore. Then what would you do? Today, we have two billion people, including us, who can access the Internet. Then there is just simple math. There’s five billion people who don’t have access to the Internet. That’s my concern.
My involvement with networks started in the late 70s. In fact, 1977 I was happily proving theorems in computational complexity, Petri nets, and at that point I’d learned about email and I learned about the ARPANET and realized for the first time that there was a real-world part of computer science, and not just proving theorems.
presented by Lawrence Roberts
The way it all started was in 1964 I was at a conference in the homestead in Virginia. And Lick and I were sitting around talking with Corbató, who was running the time-sharing system at MIT. And Lick was talking about what do we need next? And I was very interested in that. And so he was saying, “Well, we need a network to tie the machines together. We need some way to have them communicate.”