I got involved in a working group called as SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). And I got very much involved, implemented all the versions that actually were ever thought of, even those that were not published.
Internet Hall of Fame 2013 (Page 1 of 3)
In some sense my academic children became some of the fathers of the Internet. It’s why some people mumble that I’m the grandfather of the Internet.
Anything that is vital and living and growing, there’s always going to be turbulence. It’s always going to be going off in many directions, several of which are bound to be wrong, some of which are going to be right. So I think the Internet is still a work in progress. And that’s a very good thing.
presented by Scott Bradner
Scott Bradner: I got my first email account on the ARPANET in 1972, and have had continuous email connectivity since then. In the mid-1980s, opened up the ARPANET and then later on the TCP/IP networks to the Harvard campus—I work at Harvard University. Put in the Harvard core campus network in that timeframe. I was the head …read the full transcript.
presented by Andrew Sullivan
My big concern right now actually has to do with the tendency of people to want to regulate it. So, the Internet is mostly successful because of the ability of people to do whatever they want. That is, innovation happens wherever you are. You can just add things to it and so on, and nobody’s in charge. And that’s scary for a lot of people who want to run things.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.