Published by the IEEE Computer Society
|Of Contributors and Communities|
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• Stephen J. Lukasik represents both technical and regulatory strategic communities.
• Paul Baran represents the earliest ARPA pioneers; he is the co-inventor of packet communications.
• Larry Roberts, another ARPA pioneer, represents the crossover to ventrepreneurialism. He fought to remove regulatory impediments to the creation of new global industries, founding Telenet in 1975; he evangelizes "Roberts' law," portraying the fundamental directions of processing and transport.
• Len Kleinrock represents the early ARPA research community and the mentoring of Internet genius within the academic community; he's still going strong at the University of California, Los Angeles, with particular interest in advancing the development of "nomadicity."
• Steve Crocker represents the original online brainstorming applications and standards community as well as a principal locus of the security and cybercash branches in the field.
• Jim White is one of the earliest application innovators, who subsequently became a leader within the advanced mobile software agent community.
• Danny Cohen represents the Information Sciences Institute "think tank" community at the University of Southern California; he helped develop system-area protocols.
• Bob Metcalfe is another early pioneer who radically changed the networking infrastructure by inventing Ethernet, then transformed himself into an entrepreneur, creating 3Com. More recently, he has become a journalist, where he uniquely represents technology in the press.
• Ross Callon is a member of the early BBN engineering community and is currently setting the stage for the Internet's "next generations" by building the terabit router infrastructure.
• Bill Gates is the preeminent entrepreneur of the PC industry, who enabled Internet use on a mass scale through software tools that turned PCs into Internet hosts.
• Bill Joy represents the community of Berkeley innovators that built the critically important Unix workstation industry at the operating-system level; he is now setting the stage for next-generation distributed system architectures through Jini.
• Bill Schrader is an early Internet service provider (ISP) who struggled to transform an Internet infrastructure that was accessible only to the few into a thriving commercial enterprise available to the many.
• Eric Schmidt comes from the workstation and operating system community that nurtured the applications to transform the Internet into a global business tool.
• Carl Malamud represents the individualistic, application code warriors who led the way for entire industry segments like Internet data warehousing and broadcasting.
• Mike Schwartz represents the early Internet resource discovery community; he did seminal research and wrote some of the elegant code for the earliest search engines.
• Peter Deutsch, also from the Internet resource discovery community, conceptualized the universal resource locator and turned code into application with the first widespread search client and service—Archie—together with partner Alan Emtage.
• Larry Smarr represents the research community that specialized in applications development; he established the projects that led to the Internet's two most popular public applications—the Web browser and e-mail client.
• kc claffy represents the research community that analyzed the Internet's traffic flows and architecture; she developed and evangelized caching technology, and continues to conduct the ultimate Internet architectural overviews for the future.
• Dana Moore represents the researchers in laboratories and government agencies who contributed to the Internet's development in countless critical and unseen ways; this community is now becoming more public in articulating and shaping the infospheres and applications of the future.
• Richard Kilmer is one of the small-scale developers who is using code to transform an idea into tools—in this case, to help average people weave their own personal information portals for the future.