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David Bradford
General Counsel for Novell, Inc.

Stewart Brand
Media entrepreneur, author, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog and the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (WELL)

Vennevar Bush
Bush wrote an article in 1945 describing a machine that would catalog and store information based on associative links rather than a linear progression. He theorized that such a machine would provide information in the best way for humans to access it. His article had a strong effect on the thinking of a young Doug Engelbart.

Steve Case
Founder and Chairman of America Online (Previously Quantum Computer Service)

Vint Cerf
Coinventor of the TCP/IP Internet protocol; cofounder in 1986 of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives; senior vice president of Internet Architecture and Engineering, MCI Communications Corporation; president of the Internet Society, 1992-95; winner of the U.S. National Medal of Technology award in 1997; while UCLA graduate student was present at the creation of ARPAnet.

Jim Clark
Founder of Silicon Graphics, cofounder of Netscape Communications Corporation, former Stanford professor.

Bernie Cosell
Member of the BBN ARPAnet team, master debugger.

Steve Crocker
Initiator of ARPAnet and Internet "Requests for Comments."

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