2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: 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.”

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: James Galvin

The great­est threat to the secu­ri­ty and sta­bil­i­ty of our Internet today is dis­trib­uted attacks, dis­trib­uted denial of ser­vice attacks in par­tic­u­lar. The Internet was built on a foun­da­tion of it works because every­body coop­er­ates and we all agree. And that was a great envi­ron­ment when you pret­ty much could name every­body who was on the Internet, or you got to where you could name all the sites and you know, you could name all the organizations.

Craig Partridge’s Internet Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Speech

If you talk with peo­ple wor­ried about the evo­lu­tion of tech­nol­o­gy one of the things they often com­ment about is that in many cas­es the future is quite clear. You can see it com­ing, but you don’t know how far away it is.

Paul Mockapetris’ Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

One of the things I’d like to see is peo­ple have been build­ing new capa­bil­i­ties on top of the DNS for many years now. And I’m hop­ing to see in the future that we see three or four more peo­ple that have built advanced secu­ri­ty or oth­er fea­tures on top of this infrastructure.

Vint Cerf Areté Medallion Q&A Elon University 2016

We’ve already been through sev­er­al sit­u­a­tions where new tech­nolo­gies come along. The Industrial Revolution removed a large num­ber of jobs that had been done by hand, replaced them with machines. But the machines had to be built, the machines had to be oper­at­ed, the machines had to be main­tained. And the same is true in this online environment.