Internet Hall of Fame 2014 (Page 1 of 6)

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Srinivasan Ramani

presented by Srinivasan Ramani

The break­through moments were the moments when you suc­ceed­ed in estab­lish­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion. To a per­son in our field it’s a bit like the moment when Marconi tries to estab­lish com­mu­ni­ca­tion over the Atlantic. And you’re per­son­al­ly reen­act­ing it in your own life, doing it in a dif­fer­ent con­text using a technology.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Scott Bradner

presented by Scott Bradner

Pay atten­tion. You can’t leave it to oth­ers. You have to pay atten­tion. That this is…while it’s in the polit­i­cal sphere, it is politi­cians talk­ing to politi­cians, try­ing to fig­ure out how to con­trol this thing. It’s in your future. It’s in all of our futures, but you’ve got more of a future than I.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Radia Perlman

presented by Radia Perlman

The things that I designed made it so that the net­work would…you know, be self-fixing and self-organizing. There’s a lot of things that oth­er peo­ple designed that are fan­cy fea­tures that work if you’ve con­fig­ured them exact­ly right but if you make mis­takes it just will be hor­ri­ble. And so I’ve tried to talk to peo­ple like that some­times, and they claim their cus­tomers love to con­fig­ure things and they nev­er make mistakes.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Paul Vixie

presented by Paul Vixie

When I con­tem­plate how do we get to the best pos­si­ble future of the Internet,” I am think­ing more in terms of inac­tion than action. I would like to encour­age delib­er­ate inac­tion in the form of keep­ing hands-off. I would like large com­pa­nies or nation­al gov­ern­ments to look at the Internet and say This is pret­ty cool, and if we put our hands on it and try to make it what is gonna be best for us in our life­times, it’s going to cause every­one else to do likewise.”

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Mika Hirabaru & Maemura Akinori

presented by Maemura Akinori, Mika Hirabaru

A lot of peo­ple actu­al­ly were involved in JPNIC but he’s quite spe­cial. He’s really…for exam­ple, even peo­ple who are not famil­iar with the details of JPNIC’s his­to­ry, many peo­ple nev­er fail to point out that he was the leader in that period.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Michael Roberts

presented by Michael Roberts

There was a very tense peri­od between 1984 and 1988 when the telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies were aggres­sive­ly try­ing to pro­mote their own view of where high-performance net­work­ing tech­nol­o­gy should go. And that view was found­ed in a top-down com­mand and con­trol engi­neer­ing mod­el. Those of us who were in the research uni­ver­si­ties, who felt very strong­ly that the end-to-end, loosely-connected Internet tech­nol­o­gy was the way to go in order to build a more robust and scal­able sys­tem real­ly had to fight very hard. 

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Michael Kende

presented by Michael Kende

In the late 90s I was work­ing for the FCC. And there was a series of merg­ers that took place between the big Internet back­bones of the time. Now a lot of them don’t exist or they were bought up, but MCI, WorldCom, UUNET, Sprint. And so I got involved in look­ing at the antitrust impli­ca­tions of those mergers.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Mahabir Pun

presented by Mahabir Pun

I start­ed build­ing a wire­less net­work in my coun­try Nepal in ear­ly 2000, when the wire­less tech­nol­o­gy was just com­ing. Nobody then believed that it was pos­si­ble to build a wire­less net­work in the remote Himalayan region, and to bring Internet to the remote vil­lages where there are no roads, no telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion services.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Keith Davidson

presented by Keith Davidson

I think the last big thing that hap­pened on the Internet was the release of the World Wide Web in 1993. And I think since then, while there’s been Facebooks and oth­er things, they’re just appli­ca­tions that are using the World Wide Web. So I’m not sure there’s been a next big thing since 1993.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Karlheinz Brandenburg

presented by Karlheinz Brandenburg

I remem­ber a day quite some time ago—I think it must have been 2001 or so, when I was here for a con­fer­ence and I looked at the dis­play of one of these elec­tron­ics shops and I saw thir­ty dif­fer­ent brands of MP3 play­ers. So I said okay, final­ly we got the break­through, now every­body uses it.

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