Internet Hall of Fame 2012 (Page 2 of 3)

Lawrence Landweber’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Profile

presented by Lawrence Landweber

I got involved with net­work­ing some­time in the late 70s, main­ly because I was look­ing around and dis­cov­er­ing that peo­ple were get­ting into net­work­ing, email. And at the time I was depart­ment chair at University of Wisconsin, the com­put­er sci­ence depart­ment, and was try­ing to under­stand what those capa­bil­i­ties would do for our fac­ul­ty and stu­dents.

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.

Mitchell Baker’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Mitchell Baker

The thing that always amazed me about [the Internet] is that it was just there. It wasn’t a giant announce­ment. It wasn’t a per­son. It wasn’t an orga­ni­za­tion. It was just there.

Nancy Hafkin’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Nancy Hafkin

About 1988, I was run­ning a region­al devel­op­ment infor­ma­tion sys­tem at the United Nations eco­nom­ic com­mis­sion for Africa in Addis Ababa. It was based on exchange of infor­ma­tion with nodes in vir­tu­al­ly every African coun­try, and it was to be based on satel­lites for the exchange of that infor­ma­tion. Unfortunately the satel­lites weren’t there.

Nancy Hafkin’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Profile

presented by Nancy Hafkin

I think my proud­est achieve­ments were to be able to set up and launch the first pro­gram at the United Nations to pro­mote infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy in a region. And the region was of course Africa.

Paul Mockapetris’ Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Paul Mockapetris

One of the things I’d like to see is peo­ple have been build­ing new capa­bil­i­ties on top of the DNS for many years now. And I’m hop­ing to see in the future that we see three or four more peo­ple that have built advanced secu­ri­ty or oth­er fea­tures on top of this infra­struc­ture.

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.

Randy Bush’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

presented by Randy Bush

We mean well, but we also do good and we also do dam­age. Well‐meaning Americans did some­thing called the Leland Initiative, which broke net­work­ing in the indige­nous net­works in ten African coun­tries and empow­ered the PTT monop­o­lies.

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?”

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.