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2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: John Cioffi

I believe that I was induct­ed into the Internet Hall of Fame because of the area of the dig­i­tal sub­scriber lines. About twen­ty, twenty-five years ago, I did the ini­tial designs that are used every­where today—there’s about a half a bil­lion DSLs around the world—and have the basic patents, did the designs and so forth for those DSL sys­tems at that time.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Jason Livingood

I was very involved in the break­through and the cre­ation and the deploy­ment across the United States of a cable modem-based broad­band ser­vice. And to take a ser­vice that as a large com­pa­ny, get­ting one and a half megabits per sec­ond and spend­ing thou­sands of dol­lars per month and mak­ing that some­thing that an aver­age per­son could afford at twen­ty, thir­ty, forty dol­lars a month was transformative.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Irene Misoi

One thing that I guess has con­tributed to Dorcas being select­ed as an inductee is try­ing to get many more women to get into careers in com­put­ing by build­ing capac­i­ty in Africa. And this she did by start­ing an orga­ni­za­tion called AfChix Africa that has got chap­ters in more than twenty-two countries.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Ir Daniel Lai

As the GCIO I’m respon­si­ble for three areas. One is the appli­ca­tion of IT with­in government—with the use of Internet of course. And anoth­er area is dig­i­tal inclu­sion for the whole soci­ety. And third­ly to facil­i­tate ICT devel­op­ment in Hong Kong.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Hualin Qian

My part for the glob­al Internet is very lit­tle. Only intro­duc­ing the Internet to China. We had fin­ished our first Internet con­nec­tion to the United States in 1994. That brought China to the Internet. 

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Susan Estrada

There was this idea that the Internet” was only for aca­d­e­mics and gov­ern­ment. But we were hav­ing a lot of com­mer­cial cus­tomers come to us and want to be able to use the Internet for con­vers­ing with their peo­ple at uni­ver­si­ties as well as at oth­er com­pa­nies around the US. So, we worked with a cou­ple of firms, PSI and UUNET, and togeth­er the three of us formed some­thing called the Commercial Internet Exchange. And when we did that that was the first time ever that com­mer­cial traf­fic was able to pass through the Internet.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Erik Huizer

I’ve been active in so-called Internet insti­tu­tions that take care of the run­ning of the Internet since 1987, 88, some­thing like that. I was one of the first non-American peo­ple to join the IETF, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the stan­dard­iza­tion orga­ni­za­tion for the Internet. And I’ve worked hard to estab­lish that that became more international…

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Eric Allman

I worked on very ear­ly ver­sions of email on the ARPANET, actu­al­ly. And the prob­lem that I was try­ing to solve was that there were a lot of networks—the ARPANET was just one of them—and peo­ple want­ed to send email between these networks.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Douglas van Houweling

When we start­ed the activ­i­ty to build the National Science Foundation Network, or NSFNET, we had a clear under­stand­ing that the mon­ey that the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment was going to be able to spend on the net­work would­n’t be ade­quate to do the job that the com­mu­ni­ty required.

2014 Internet Hall of Fame Interviews: Dennis Jennings

I was invit­ed to go to the National Science Foundation and I joined them on the 1st of January 1985 as the first Program Director for Networking. So my role was to build the super­com­put­er access net­work. Well when I arrived I changed all that. I decid­ed that instead of build­ing a spe­cif­ic net­work for super­com­put­er access, I’d take a more strate­gic, long-term view—at least that’s how I express it nowa­days. I prob­a­bly didn’t think of it in those terms. 

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