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October 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jon Postel, the Internet pioneer who wielded enormous influence managing technical details of the global computer network, has died of complications from heart surgery in Los Angeles, friends in Washington said Saturday. He was 55. Postel, considered by the Clinton administration to be a crucial player in the future of the Internet, died Friday night while recovering from surgery to replace a leaking heart valve, said Vint Cerf, a senior vice president for MCI Worldcom Inc.
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June 23, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
Cisco Systems will fund a $1-million computer-networking research laboratory in memory of Internet pioneer Jonathan Postel at USC's Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey. Cisco Chief Technology Officer Judy Estrin will announce today at the Internet Society's INET '99 conference in San Jose the formation of the Jon Postel Center for Experimental Networking, which will open in the fall.
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BUSINESS
July 27, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
Praise for Postel: The International Telecommunications Union has bestowed its silver medal on Jon Postel last week for his central role in the Internet's success. Postel, head of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority at USC's Information Sciences Institute, received the award last week at INET '98, the Internet Society's annual meeting.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So this is how the Internet community marks the death of one of its founding members: with chamber music, heartfelt tributes and a squadron of paper airplanes. About 250 mourners gathered in USC's Bovard Auditorium last week to say farewell to Jonathan B. Postel, the first of the original "Internauts" to pass away. Postel, the longtime head of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority in Marina del Rey and a computer network pioneer, died Oct.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
Cisco Systems will fund a $1-million computer-networking research laboratory in memory of Internet pioneer Jonathan Postel at USC's Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey. Cisco Chief Technology Officer Judy Estrin will announce today at the Internet Society's INET '99 conference in San Jose the formation of the Jon Postel Center for Experimental Networking, which will open in the fall.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So this is how the Internet community marks the death of one of its founding members: with chamber music, heartfelt tributes and a squadron of paper airplanes. About 250 mourners gathered in USC's Bovard Auditorium last week to say farewell to Jonathan B. Postel, the first of the original "Internauts" to pass away. Postel, the longtime head of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority in Marina del Rey and a computer network pioneer, died Oct.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Postel became an Internet celebrity for his efforts during the last two years to transform a government-funded computer research project into an international, self-governing communications network. But the soft-spoken computer scientist who headed the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority at USC's Information Sciences Institute for three decades made his most important contributions to the network behind the scenes in ways unrecognizable to most of the Internet's millions of users.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
John Gage, co-founder and chief scientist for Sun Microsystems, will join the Internet Society's board of trustees to fill the remainder of the term belonging to the late Jon Postel. At Sun, Gage is responsible for relationships with scientific organizations and public policy groups around the world. He is also Sun's liaison to government bodies on matters relating to science and technology. His term on the Internet Society board ends next year.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1998 | Karen Kaplan
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority submitted its plan for a self-governing Internet to Commerce Secretary Bill Daley. The plan to create an independent, nonprofit group, called Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, represents the consensus of the global Internet community and calls for an open decision-making process, said Jon Postel, who heads the authority at USC's Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey. Internet Corp.
BUSINESS
June 22, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
Following the suggestion of the Clinton administration's white paper on the administration of Internet addresses, the Internet Society has scheduled a summit so all interested parties--at least those willing to travel to Switzerland--can debate the future of the global computer network. The Internet Summit, set for July 24-25 in Geneva, will focus on developing a "new" Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, or IANA, to administer domain names, addresses and network protocols.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Postel became an Internet celebrity for his efforts during the last two years to transform a government-funded computer research project into an international, self-governing communications network. But the soft-spoken computer scientist who headed the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority at USC's Information Sciences Institute for three decades made his most important contributions to the network behind the scenes in ways unrecognizable to most of the Internet's millions of users.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jon Postel, the Internet pioneer who wielded enormous influence managing technical details of the global computer network, has died of complications from heart surgery in Los Angeles, friends in Washington said Saturday. He was 55. Postel, considered by the Clinton administration to be a crucial player in the future of the Internet, died Friday night while recovering from surgery to replace a leaking heart valve, said Vint Cerf, a senior vice president for MCI Worldcom Inc.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
Praise for Postel: The International Telecommunications Union has bestowed its silver medal on Jon Postel last week for his central role in the Internet's success. Postel, head of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority at USC's Information Sciences Institute, received the award last week at INET '98, the Internet Society's annual meeting.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN
The day the White House released its white paper calling for a nonprofit group to administer Internet addresses, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority said it was moving ahead with its plans to become an international nonprofit entity. The IANA, based at USC's Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey, has coordinated the Internet's address system, domain names and protocols since the early 1970s and receives funding under a U.S. government contract.
BUSINESS
January 31, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The Clinton administration released Friday its long-awaited plan for phasing out U.S. government involvement in running the Internet's naming and address system. If enacted, the plan would turn over management of the system to the private sector, stimulate competition for registering new addresses and ease the squeeze on desirable monikers by creating five new top-level domains.
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