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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.

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.

Ida Holz’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by Ida Holz

For devel­op­ing coun­tries like ours, the Internet is a means of col­lab­o­rat­ing and access to knowl­edge all around the world alike.

John Perry Barlow’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

presented by John Perry Barlow

I’m very deeply hon­ored, sur­prised, and grat­i­fied. I am a mem­ber of anoth­er hall of fame, which is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and let me tell you there’s a lot more nar­cis­sism involved.

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