Geek of the Week: Marshall T. Rose

In the past you saw inter­na­tion­al and nation­al stan­dard­iza­tion of very well‐defined tech­nolo­gies. For exam­ple, if you were going to build nuts and bolts, what the threads look like, and you know, with the prop­er spac­ing and height and grip and so on. And so you know, this is not rock­et sci­ence. It’s crit­i­cal­ly impor­tant to an engineer’s infra­struc­ture to have stan­dard­iza­tion of these things, but it’s not as if we are try­ing to some­how cod­i­fy the laws of physics.

Daniel Karrenberg’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

In 1992…I had a plan. And that plan was to set up the first region­al Internet reg­istry, and in April 1993 to be done with the Internet and move on to the next inter­est­ing thing.