The Dumbest Things Said About the Internet

Last week, long-serving Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner sought to defend his vote repealing FCC internet privacy rules, by telling constituents that they don’t have to use the internet if they don’t like it.  In doing so, the former House Judiciary Committee Chairman evoked memories of the late-Senator Ted Stevens and joined him and some others…

14-May-1888: A Geek Star is Born

Tesla Speaks to the IAEE On this day in 1888, Serbian-Ameircan Nkola Tesla presented his inventions in his first lecture on “A new system of motors and transformers of alternate currents” to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE). Immediately after that lecture, the Westinghouse Co. bought his 40 patents on polyphase currents. In Pittsburgh…

Internet Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees

Internet Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees JUNE 26, 2013 INFLUENTIAL ENGINEERS, ACTIVISTS, AND ENTREPRENEURS CHANGED HISTORY THROUGH VISION AND DETERMINATION Ceremony to be Held 3 August in Berlin, Germany   [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland — 26 June 2013]  The Internet Society today announced the names of the 32 individuals who have been selected…