33 people were just inducted as the inaugural group into the Internet Hall of Fame.
Included in the group is the current Chairman of ICANN Steve Crocker.
“Dr. Crocker has been involved in the Internet since its inception. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, while he was a graduate student at UCLA, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the ARPANET and laid the foundation for today’s Internet.”
Included in the 33 honored today was also Vint Cerf who is widely known as the father of the internet.
“Verf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet”
Even former Vice President Al Gore was inducted into the Hall for being:
“a key proponent of sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet. Instrumental in helping to create the “Information Superhighway,” Gore was one of the first government officials to recognize that the Internet’s impact could reach beyond academia to fuel educational and economic growth as well.”
Craig Newmark the founder of Craigslist.com was also inducted.
You can see a full list and read a bio about each at the InternetHallofFame.org