Tuesday, 19 March 2013

QEprize-2013

  • Louis Pouzin, Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Tim Berners Lee and Marc Andreessen are the first winners of the QEPrize.
  • The Internet and the WWW is an engineering achievement that has changed the direction of the world. The Internet and www led to a communications revolution of unprecedented power and impact.
  • Today a third of the world’s 7 billion population use the internet and estimates are that it carries 330 Petabytes of data per year. This is enough to transfer every character ever written in every book ever published twenty times over.
  • The first QE Prize for Engineering was awarded to five people who made major contributions to the development of the internet and the WWW: Louis Pouzin, Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreesen each played a significant part in the development of the technology.
  • Robert Kahn (left) and Loui Pouzin (right)
  • Louis Pouzin, Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf made seminal contributions to the protocols (or standards) that together make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet.
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