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Steve Crocker’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Profile

I’ve been involved with the Internet Society for vir­tu­al­ly its entire life. Years ago, I had the good for­tune to be involved with the ear­ly days of the ARPANET and played a small role in help­ing build some of the tech­nol­o­gy, and in build­ing some of the social struc­tures that brought every­body togeth­er.

Nancy Hafkin’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Profile

I think my proud­est achieve­ments were to be able to set up and launch the first pro­gram at the United Nations to pro­mote infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy in a region. And the region was of course Africa.

Lawrence Landweber’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Profile

I got involved with net­work­ing some­time in the late 70s, main­ly because I was look­ing around and dis­cov­er­ing that peo­ple were get­ting into net­work­ing, email. And at the time I was depart­ment chair at University of Wisconsin, the com­put­er sci­ence depart­ment, and was try­ing to under­stand what those capa­bil­i­ties would do for our fac­ul­ty and stu­dents.

Elizabeth Feinler’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Profile

I’m Elizabeth Feinler, usu­al­ly known as Jake.” That’s my nick­name. And I ran the con­tract for the Network Information Center on both the ARPANET and the Defense Data Network back in the 70s and 80s.

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.

Mitchell Baker’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

The thing that always amazed me about [the Internet] is that it was just there. It wasn’t a giant announce­ment. It wasn’t a per­son. It wasn’t an orga­ni­za­tion. It was just there.

Raymond Tomlinson’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

The email @-sign, all that busi­ness, sort of nev­er came to light until about 1994, at which point some­body asked Where did email come from?”

Philip Zimmermann’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

PGP Started out as a human rights project. At the time, there was no way for ordi­nary peo­ple, as opposed to gov­ern­ments or suf­fi­cient­ly resourced institutions—there was no way for ordi­nary peo­ple to com­mu­ni­cate secure­ly over long dis­tances with­out the risk of inter­cep­tion. And so PGP was to change that.

Kilnam Chon’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

When you move out of this room, you can­not use the Internet any­more. Then what would you do? Today, we have two bil­lion peo­ple, includ­ing us, who can access the Internet. Then there is just sim­ple math. There’s five bil­lion peo­ple who don’t have access to the Internet. That’s my con­cern.

Lawrence Landweber’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

My involve­ment with net­works start­ed in the late 70s. In fact, 1977 I was hap­pi­ly prov­ing the­o­rems in com­pu­ta­tion­al com­plex­i­ty, Petri nets, and at that point I’d learned about email and I learned about the ARPANET and real­ized for the first time that there was a real-world part of com­put­er sci­ence, and not just prov­ing the­o­rems.

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