The first Internet exchange without a gateway in the middle appears to have been in College Park, beginning in about 1986, and I was fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time.
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presented by Haruhisa Ishida
He was happy working with the people of computer science, and working for the Internet or computers. And this is all that I can say.
presented by Henning Schulzrinne
The second phase is nobody cared. That’s a really good thing. Because you can actually do engineering work without having grand ambitions or having lots of people, say at other standards organizations, suddenly get interested. They didn’t know what was hitting them.
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.
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.
presented by Kees Neggers
It’s of course obvious that the Internet is a huge success. And it’s impossible to imagine a world without it anymore. At the same time, I think the current Internet is not future-proof anymore.
presented by Nii Quaynor
I know this honor is not for me alone but also for the billions who still do not have the benefit of the Internet. But I accept it and thank everyone on their behalf as well.
presented by Dave Farber
I guess I’m supposed to say how historic things happen, but what I’d like to do is actually paraphrase a comment that is fairly traditional in mathematics and was first taught to me by Dick Hamming, that I have done good things (I’m paraphrasing) because I’ve stood on the shoulders of great people that preceded me.
presented by Barry Leiner
Barry had a remarkable ability to bring together diverse people, organizations, to help make decisions and the plans that became the Internet as we know it today.