(brewster is in fashionable white)
Brewster Kahle is honored to be inducted today into the newly formed Internet Hall of Fame administrated by the Internet Society. As the Society that administers much of the Internet turns 20 years old, they have introduced this award at their annual meeting in Geneva.
“Brewster Kahle is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive in 1996. An entrepreneur and Internet pioneer, Brewster invented the first Internet publishing system and helped put newspapers and publishers online in the 1990′s.” —Official Biography of the Internet Society
The Internet Archive’s work, to help build a robust library system reinforcing the publishing systems of the Internet including the World Wide Web, is likely to have been a reason for this award. As well, this is for Brewster’s earlier work on the first Internet publishing system and search engine, Wide Area Information Servers, in 1989.
A well-deserved honor. Thank you, Mr. Kahle, for all you do.
Is this picture licensed Creative Commons or Public Domain? Would like to use it on Wikipedia.
public domain. The Internet Society had a pro photographer, so there will be better soon.
I just replaced mine with the better conference one, but it is not PD. If anyone wants an inferior, but PD photo, please email me at email@example.com
Congratulations Mr. Kahle. A well deserved honor.
But must we now refer to you as Sir Brewster? 🙂
Much appreciation and thanks to all involved in this project! I’m looking forward to seeing future inductees!
Congratulations Mr. Kahle. The Internet Archive is a terrific and indispensable resource. The dedication and effort of all those involved in putting such an amazing collection together is greatly admired and appreciated. It is an incredible achievement!
Congratulations! What a tremendous honor!
Congratulations and good
Congratulation its a big honor
This is the sort of idea that helped the internet become truly relevant for our daily lives, well done!
The concept and photo on this webpage are sound:
Yet, unlike you, I do not recognize many of these people. Seems to me that adding their names either below the picture or better as a mouse over would be helpful. The next step would be to provide links to their (or their wiki) webpages.
Finally, there were many pioneers; Is Matthew Gray there? In 1999, a long long time ago in the digital era, I created this slideshow, and Matthew is on slide 11:
Best regards, George
I wonder when my website will be posted in the wall… Wishfull thinking? Let’s keep our fingers crossed. You never know…
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Felizidades, Mr. Kahle. You and your teams’ efforts are greatly appreciated out here.
عرب و عجم بهائيو
The photo would tell much more if there were also names of the famous people, but nice anyway.
Congrats Mr. Kahle!
About time, should have been inducted sooner…