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Werner Zorn’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Werner Zorn

For me it is a fairy tale quite sim­i­lar to that of the ugly duck­ling. Perhaps you know. And from the ugly duck­ling we can learn if you are in such a mis­er­able sit­u­a­tion what to do. And what did the lit­tle ugly duck­ling [do]? It went into the world and look for birds of the same feath­er.

JCR Licklider’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech (Posthumous)

presented by JCR Licklider

He would say to you that you are all wrong and that he nev­er should have been cho­sen to receive this award. He was a fair­ly hum­ble guy and would sit here—and it’s been a recur­ring theme—he would begin nam­ing the names of all the peo­ple who real­ly did the work. And he would sort of just say, I was there.”

Qiheng Hu’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Qiheng Hu

This hon­or for me is too high. At this excit­ing moment, my sin­cere grat­i­tude first of all goes to the ini­tia­tors and cre­ators of the great Internet, which has changed and is chang­ing the world, includ­ing my coun­try.

Aaron Swartz’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech (Posthumous)

presented by Aaron Swartz

Aaron fought tire­less­ly to make infor­ma­tion free, and keep the Internet free, and to make aca­d­e­m­ic research avail­able for free, among oth­er things.

Stephen Kent’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Stephen Kent

It occurred to me belat­ed­ly that I real­ly should just tweet my accep­tance speech. Except I don’t have Twitter account, so that makes it hard­er.

Stephen Wolff’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Stephen Wolff

At one point, in con­tra­ven­tion of a great many reg­u­la­tions we man­aged, togeth­er, to buy a com­put­er out of project funds. And after a good bit of time, we put Unix on it and got that to work.

Steve Goldstein’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Steve Goldstein

As I was com­ing over toward Brussels in the air­plane, hap­pened look down the win­dow and there were the Straits of Dover. And the melody just came to my mind, you know, I’m fly­ing over the white cliffs of Dover,” the World War II melody. And it remind­ed me that I am not of this Internet gen­er­a­tion.

Teus Hagen’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Teus Hagen

I was just in charge. I was just direct­ing things. But all those peo­ple with me, and all those peo­ple with you, we have to thank them all for doing this.

George Sadowsky’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by George Sadowsky

After two weeks we were nowhere. And it drove home to me the con­cept of infor­ma­tion pover­ty in a way that no oth­er expe­ri­ence had.

Gihan Dias’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Gihan Dias

In 2002, I took up anoth­er chal­lenge. That is, how we make these com­put­ers avail­able for peo­ple who do not speak English?

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