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2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Rudi Vansnick

I was par­tic­i­pat­ing in a European Commission project, and it was real­ly a sur­pris­ing peri­od. In less than ten years, the whole Internet changed.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Tracy Licklider

I think he would to some extent be sur­prised that busi­ness has hijacked the Internet in a cer­tain sense. That the enter­tain­ment industry…I’ll just pick on them but oth­er indus­tries too, that’ve basi­cal­ly exploit­ed that sort of deliv­ery vehi­cle that was made not real­ly with them in mind but they have gained such a dom­i­nant posi­tion in dic­tat­ing how and where the Internet goes. 

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Glenn Ricart

In some ways, I helped put the inter” into the the Internet because it was the first time these administratively-different net­works were con­nect­ed togeth­er and could con­nect togeth­er as they wished. 

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Gihan Dias

There’s lots of fears. So one major fear would be pri­va­cy. So pri­va­cy is some­thing which we used to take for grant­ed. Now we can­not. The oth­er major fear I have is centralization.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: George Sadowsky

I would hope that ten or twen­ty years from now we live in a world in which Internet access is tak­en almost for grant­ed, and that it’s con­ceiv­able that the Internet—the name Internet”—will actu­al­ly fade and we’ll just con­sid­er it part of the infra­struc­ture that we’re used to just like you know, there’ll be a plug in the wall for infor­ma­tion ser­vices over the Internet.

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: François Flückiger

The main fear I have, and I believe most of my col­leagues have, is to see the Internet more frag­ment­ed than it is, and much more frag­ment­ed than we want­ed it to be. When we designed it, we devel­oped tech­nol­o­gy which was due to be open, which means that every­one knows the tech­nol­o­gy, every­one can devel­op it, and every­one can improve it as well. 

2013 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Eric Burger

It’s not a tech­nol­o­gy imposed from above. It real­ly is a tech­nol­o­gy devel­oped from the ground up, where you don’t need per­mis­sion to come up with a new appli­ca­tion or a new idea. And we hear a lot about sort of sim­ple tech­nolo­gies that enable new eco­nom­ic mod­els in the devel­op­ing world. And that would not come about if a whole bunch peo­ple in suits were sit­ting in Geneva or New York, or even Beijing, try­ing to think of What will we allow peo­ple to do.”

David Clark’s Internet Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Speech

The future of the Internet today is not defined by tech­nol­o­gists, it is defined by the rich inter­play between tech­nol­o­gy and the larg­er con­text of eco­nom­ic invest­ment, reg­u­la­to­ry the­o­ry, social, cul­tur­al, and polit­i­cal con­cerns. It’s a chal­lenge for the tech­ni­cal com­mu­ni­ty to under­stand these larg­er factors.

2019 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Adiel Akplogan

One of the key chal­lenges is the lan­guage bar­ri­er. In Africa there are three major lan­guages spo­ken, or used in pro­fes­sion­al envi­ron­ments: French, English, some Portuguese. And try­ing to bring the com­mu­ni­ty from all those dif­fer­ent lan­guage back­grounds to focus on a project like AFRINIC was hard.

2019 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: On Behalf of Suguru Yamaguchi

He’s a found­ing mem­ber of the WIDE Project that is the ini­ti­at­ing R&D and busi­ness of the inter­net in Japan, as well as col­lab­o­rat­ing with glob­al part­ners in order to make the Internet the real infra­struc­ture for everyone.

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