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Raymond Tomlinson’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Raymond Tomlinson

The email @-sign, all that busi­ness, sort of nev­er came to light until about 1994, at which point some­body asked Where did email come from?”

Philip Zimmermann’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Philip Zimmermann

PGP Started out as a human rights project. At the time, there was no way for ordi­nary peo­ple, as opposed to gov­ern­ments or suf­fi­cient­ly resourced institutions—there was no way for ordi­nary peo­ple to com­mu­ni­cate secure­ly over long dis­tances with­out the risk of inter­cep­tion. And so PGP was to change that.

Kilnam Chon’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Kilnam Chon

Wen 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.

Lawrence Landweber’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Lawrence Landweber

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.

Lawrence Roberts’ Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

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.”

Steve Crocker’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Steve Crocker

We had to choose a name for the oper­at­ing sys­tem for our net­work. We checked var­i­ous things— We had a Sigma 7, we went Sigma 7 Executive, 7 Executive, just SEX. First post on the ARPANET, we put sex on the Internet. It’s doc­u­ment­ed.

John Postel’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech (Posthumous)

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.

Tim Berners-Lee’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Tim Berners-Lee

People are amazed at the growth of the Web, but the growth of the Internet, that was actu­al­ly what hap­pened from zero. So the things that you guys have done from this have been the way that we have learned.

Leonard Kleinrock’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Leonard Kleinrock

I got to annoy you all morn­ing. So, this after­noon I’m going to tor­ture you with a lit­tle bit of poet­ry instead of dia­logue.

Robert Kahn’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Robert Kahn

Bob couldn’t make it today. And if he could tele­port here—I mean that’s tech­nol­o­gy for the future—he would have been here this evening, but he con­tin­ues to pur­sue his vision of improv­ing con­nec­tiv­i­ty among peo­ple, and com­mu­ni­ca­tions envi­ron­ments that enable that. 

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