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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
presented by Kanchana Kanchanasut
The most difficult thing was in order to get involved in this type of activity, we needed to get finance. We needed to get funding. And for us, it was very difficult because our government would not understand what we wanted to do.