Lawrence Landweber’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Profile

I got involved with net­work­ing some­time in the late 70s, main­ly because I was look­ing around and dis­cov­er­ing that peo­ple were get­ting into net­work­ing, email. And at the time I was depart­ment chair at University of Wisconsin, the com­put­er sci­ence depart­ment, and was try­ing to under­stand what those capa­bil­i­ties would do for our fac­ul­ty and students.

Lawrence Landweber’s Internet Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Speech

My involve­ment with net­works start­ed in the late 70s. In fact, 1977 I was hap­pi­ly prov­ing the­o­rems in com­pu­ta­tion­al com­plex­i­ty, Petri nets, and at that point I’d learned about email and I learned about the ARPANET and real­ized for the first time that there was a real-world part of com­put­er sci­ence, and not just prov­ing theorems.