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The Ideas of John Perry Barlow in Uncertain Times

If you’re look­ing to the ques­tion how can the whole thing be reg­u­lat­ed, how can one get con­trol of this whole envi­ron­ment, so as to cre­ate a world in which those orig­i­nal free­doms that Barlow was talk­ing about are shared by every­one, the answer is you can’t do it.

Shigeki Goto’s Internet Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Speech

I learned a les­son. It’s accept­able to give up one dream. Still, there should be some­thing for us to con­tribute to human soci­ety. In my life, that was the Internet.

Tadao Takahashi’s Internet Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Speech

Looking at Brazil again thir­ty years lat­er, we see the very same sit­u­a­tion. And the ques­tion is what to do. The whole coun­try has been wait­ing to see when and how recov­ery will begin, polit­i­cal, eco­nom­ic and so on.

Ira Fuchs’ Internet Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Speech

People have asked me, Why did you cre­ate BITNET?” Well, the truth­ful answer is I was envi­ous of ARPANET users. They had access to the most excit­ing tech­nol­o­gy at the time. But ARPANET, as you know, was only avail­able to a rel­a­tive­ly small group of devel­op­ers and researchers. And we did­n’t know if it would ever be made avail­able to oth­ers.

Yvonne Marie Andrés’ Internet Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Speech

I had a life-changing moment in 1984 that final­ly got my stu­dents excit­ed about learn­ing. Apple launched a pro­gram called Kids Can’t Wait and gave every school in California a com­put­er. Unfortunately the com­put­er did not come with soft­ware.

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.

Demi Getschko’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

It’s an hon­or for me to be here. It’s an unde­served hon­or for me. But I am proud to be a tiny bit of this con­struc­tion, this mar­velous con­struc­tion that the Internet is and keeps being.

Dai Davies’ Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

When I start­ed in 1991, I was a hired gun. I was brought in to cre­ate a net­work, a pan-European net­work, and I was going to do it for three years. Twenty-three years lat­er I’m still involved in the same thing.

Steve Huter’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

I came along in the ear­ly 1990s to join the Internet devel­op­ment com­mu­ni­ty, at a time when this work was cul­ti­vat­ed by a mix of acad­e­mia, gov­ern­ment, and indus­try. And it was real­ly start­ing to flour­ish, and the growth of the Net was start­ing to explode at that point with two to three new coun­tries join­ing you know, every every month or two with their full TCP/IP con­nec­tions.

Abhaya Induruwa’s Internet Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Speech

Imagine a word before the World Wide Web. Imagine a time before you had smart­phones. And imag­ine a life where you had to live at X.25. And this was the time I was dream­ing of a research aca­d­e­m­ic net­work for the Sri Lankan aca­d­e­m­ic com­mu­ni­ty.

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