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2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: John Perry Barlow

My great­est hope, and the thing I’ve been work­ing for most of my life now, is that it will real­ize itself as being some­thing that makes it pos­si­ble for any­body to know any­thing that they’re capa­ble of know­ing. Which I think is a won­der­ful thought. Or that it will make it pos­si­ble for any­body that has some­thing impor­tant that oth­er peo­ple should hear to say it, with­out any fear of being shut up or coerced or that sort of thing. 

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Steve Goldstein

There was real­ly no real secu­ri­ty built, oth­er than things like pass­words and maybe some encryp­tion here or there. And the atti­tude that my boss had at National Science Foundation was, That’s not our con­cern. This is for the aca­d­e­mics. People want to build in all kinds of secu­ri­ty, that’s some­body else’s prob­lem.” I think that was a very valid point at that time, but that was 1990.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Teus Hagen

we tried to con­nect to the ARPANET. And that was the Ministry of Defense, and at that time­frame we were in let’s say a cold war” with Russia. And we were not allowed to attest to that. So we silent­ly set up from phone lines SLIP pro­to­col, TCP over ser­i­al lines. And start­ed to do Internet.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Raúl Echeberría

The Internet by itself is not valu­able for any­body. The Internet is valu­able if it impacts in the life of the peo­ple. So this is what we have to work on every day.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Kanchana Kanchanasut

I think my role for the Internet was that I was lucky to be part of the peo­ple who spread the Internet through Southeast Asia. I brought the Internet to Thailand.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Ram Mohan

keep­ing cohe­sion at the core of the Internet is an impor­tant thing. I’m not wor­ried that that’s going to go away. But you have to con­tin­u­al­ly pay atten­tion to it. Because that func­tion of con­verg­ing, at the core is a crit­i­cal one. When you do that well, what it allows is at the edges of the Internet it allows for things to hap­pen. For inno­va­tion, for ideas to happen.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Kees Neggers

It’s obvi­ous that the Internet is a tremen­dous suc­cess, and the world is not pre­pared to live with­out it any­more. At the same time, it has nev­er been designed to pro­vide the ser­vices it is assumed to do today.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Henning Schulzrinne

We’ve designed sys­tems not real­ly well antic­i­pat­ing the kind of users that would real­ly use them, think­ing that they would—or maybe not even thinking—that they would be used in the same way that they were in the 1980s and 1990s. 

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee 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 because 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 you got to where you could name all the sites and you know, you could name all the organizations.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Ralph Droms

We’re at a time of huge expan­sion of the Internet out­side of the kinds of Internet con­nec­tions and devices that we’re famil­iar with. We’ve seen some of that over the past few years as we’ve moved from lap­tops, desk­top com­put­ers, to smart­phones and tablets and we’ve seen a big increase. Right now instead of a tablet and a lap­top at home, you’ve got a tablet, two iPhones, and a desk­top computer. 

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