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Names of the Inaugural Internet Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The names of the inaugural Internet Hall of Fame inductees were announced today at the Internet Society’s Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Internet pioneers and luminaries from around the world have gathered at the conference to mark the Internet Society’s 20th anniversary, and attend an Awards Gala to honor 2012 inductees:

Pioneers Circle – Recognizing individuals who were instrumental in the early design and development of the Internet: Paul Baran, Vint Cerf, Danny Cohen, Steve Crocker, Donald Davies, Elizabeth Feinler, Charles Herzfeld, Robert Kahn, Peter Kirstein, Leonard Kleinrock, John Klensin, Jon Postel, Louis Pouzin, and Lawrence Roberts.

Innovators – Recognizing individuals who made outstanding technological, commercial, or policy advances and helped to expand the Internet's reach: Mitchell Baker, Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, Van Jacobson, Lawrence Landweber, Paul Mockapetris, Craig Newmark, Raymond Tomlinson, Linus Torvalds, and Philip Zimmermann.

Global Connectors – Recognizing individuals from around the world who have made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the Internet: Randy Bush, Kilnam Chon, Al Gore, Nancy Hafkin, Geoff Huston, Brewster Kahle, Daniel Karrenberg, Toru Takahashi, and Tan Tin Wee.

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Congratulations to all of the Internet Hall of Fame Inductees! John Curran  –  Apr 24, 2012 7:20 AM PDT

The Internet Society should also be commended for its inauguration of this important program to formally recognize those whose contributions have made the Internet a success.  As time moves on and the Internet becomes increasingly part of the everyday life, it's essential that we make time to record (and celebrate!) the contributions of these Internet pioneers.

Congratulations to all of the Internet Hall of Fame Inductees!
/John

John Curran
President and CEO
ARIN

i am especially happy to see so many familiar names from the asiapac make it Suresh Ramasubramanian  –  Apr 24, 2012 10:56 AM PDT

takahashi san, tin wee, geoff huston, randy bush ., the next apricot had better feature a panel woth them and other regulars!

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