The NeXT cube, the original machine on which Tim Berners-Lee designed the World Wide Web, is displayed during an event at the Science Museum in London to mark 25 years since Berners-Lee submitted the first proposal for the web. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Today is a most auspicious anniversary – the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, that world-changing technology that rivals the Gutenberg p(...)

Of all Isaac Newton’s gifts to humanity, my personal favourite is his famous turn of phrase, written in a letter to Robert Hooke in 1676: “If I have s(...)

Leonard Kleinrock: “The culture behind the early funding is what produced the golden era of Arpa, which produced not only the internet, but timesharing, graphics, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence.” photograph: dara mac dónaill

Just as with any large project that grew in an organic, accretive way, the internet has no single founder. The technology on which it was built relied(...)

Leonard Kleinrock, at the opening day of the Web Summit, in the RDS Dublin

Web Summit attendees were lucky enough to hear one of the fathers of the internet, Prof Leonard Kleinrock, give a talk on a history of the internet. K(...)

What does the future hold in terms of technology? Well for a start every baby born will have an IP address as well as a name. We will have chips in ou(...)

Leonard Kleinrock, on the Library Stage of the Web Summit, in the RDS Dublin.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

While the Web Summit’s main stage plays host to tech rockstars speaking to thunderous applause, the library stage serves as a quieter, more intimate v(...)