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8 People Contributed To the Internet Technology Development





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Have you ever heard of the "Internet hall of fame"? Stage hall of fame held since the last year in 2012, to appreciate the people who contributed to pioneering, creating, and developing internet world.

Internet superstar names such as Tim Berners-Lee and Linus Torvalds, was displayed in the hall of fame. Everyone knows that Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of the WWW (World Wide Web), and Linus Torvalds is the creator of the open-source Linux system.

But, have you ever heard the name Charles Herzfeld, Raymond Tomlinson, or Robert Cailliau?

Just like Tim Berners-Lee and Linus Torvalds, the three names were entered in the Internet hall of fame. Although they are less well known, but their services are also important with the superstar internet services that we know. There are many other names listed in www.internethalloffame.org. Who are they? These are them:

1. Charles Herzfeld


Charles Herzfeld was a director at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in 1960s. He is best known for his time as Director of DARPA, during which, among other things, he personally took the decision to authorize the creation of the ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet..


2. Raymond Tomlinson


Raymond Samuel Tomlinson is a US programmer who implemented an email system in 1971 on the ARPANET. He also chose the "@" in the email to connect the user with the email domain name.

3. Robert Cailliau


Robert Cailliau is the man behind the scenes WWW. All this time, people only knew Tim Berners-Lee as the creator of the WWW. In fact, Cailliau was important person too. Besides co-authored a proposal to finance the development of WWW, WWW Cailliau also designed the logo. He also developed one of the first browser for the Mac OS.

4. J.C.R. Licklider


J.C.R. Licklider was important in the former DARPA. He was one of those who predicted that the network system like the internet will connect humanity with computers all over the world.

5. Donald Davies


Donald Davies was a Welsh computer scientist who was one of the two independent inventors of packet switched computer networking, and originator of the term, and the Internet itself can be traced directly back to his work. Packet switching is the basic technology in the development of the modern internet.

6. Philip Zimmermann


Philip Zimmermann is the person who created PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) in 1991. PGP is an encryption method to secure digital data communication via email. He is also known for his work in VoIP encryption protocols, notably ZRTP and Zfone.

7. Mitchell Baker


Mitchell Baker is Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation. The former CEO of Mozilla Corporation was instrumental in the development of the Mozilla project.

8. Brewster Kahle


Brewster Kahle developed the WAIS system, the Internet's first publishing and distributed search system and a precursor to the World Wide Web. Kahle is also founded the Internet Archive, a Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive. Through the Internet Archive, Internet users can access millions of web pages, books, movies and music for free.

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