Yes, there is an Internet Hall of Fame, and inductees have been announced
Prior to this week, there has never been an official Internet Hall of Fame. Sure there have been folks out there that have been publicly acknowledged as Internet pioneers and innovators that have brought us to where we are today, but nothing official has ever come along until now.
The Internet Society who is launching the Internet Hall of Fame is a source for Internet information who promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology and future development. The Internet Hall of Fame has three categories of inductees which are: Pioneers, Global Connectors and Innovators.
You may recognize some of the names such as Vint Cerf, also known as the “Father of the Internet” for his work on TCP/IP protocols and Internet architecture or Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, which connected the Internet to the world.
The names of the inaugural Internet Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the Internet Society’s Global INET 2012 conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The full list of inductees are pictures below, please click through to get to the list and click on their respective bios to learn more.