Internet Hall of Fame

Internet Hall of Fame

Finally the web is being honored as it should, while many of the original developers are still alive, they have been waiting for a long time for this moment to happen. This is not just a ceremony but its an honor that was due for all the hard work and hours they put into making a great concept come to a reality.

The inductees were announced Monday in Geneva, Switzerland at Internet Society’s annual conference, where the group is celebrating its 20th year. The World Wide Web was born here at Cern, just a few kilometers from the conference center, and Switzerland has a long history as an international center for diplomacy — symbolically important for an organization dedicated to including civil society, engineers, corporations and governments in decisions affecting the net. (source CNN)

Vinton Cerf: Considered one of the fathers of the Internet, Cerf co-wrote the TCP/IP protocol that unites the world’s computer networks into the Internet. He also co-founded ISOC, served as chairman of the board of ICANN, and is now a vice president at Google.

Tim Berners-Lee: Marrying hypertext to the TCP/IP protocol, Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 as an open standard. In addition to designing HTTP and HTML, Berners-Lee also invented the first browser and web server.

Robert Caillau: The co-founder of the World Wide Web, he co-authored the funding proposal for the project to CERN with Berners-Lee. He also wrote the first web browser for the Mac.

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