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Engelbart, Roberts named to Internet Hall of Fame

Original post made on Apr 29, 2014

The Internet Society inducted (posthumously) former Atherton resident Doug Engelbart, credited with inventing the computer mouse and concepts such as point-and-click and hypertext, and Ladera resident Mike Roberts, who led the privatizing of the government infrastructure that kept orderly millions of URLs on the Internet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:15 AM

Comments (2)

Posted by Robert, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2014 at 10:48 am

And what exactly is the "Internet Hall of Fame"? Apart from being based in Hong Kong, the story says nothing about it. Who is in charge of it, why is it based in Hong King, where does it get its money, etc. Such mundane facts could color how I regard its selections, although clearly DE and MR are eminently worthy inductees.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm

I would have guessed the Internet Hall of Fame would be somehow associated with the Computer History Museum. Evidently not.


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