Two Norwegians honored in Internet Hall of Fame

girl playing computer gamesGirl playing computer games.Photo. Foto: Mia Oshiro Junge / NTB

Two Norwegians have received posthumous recognition for their efforts to help bring the internet to Norway.

Posthumous recognition for Spilling and Lundh

The late Pål Spilling and Yngvar Lundh, who passed away in 2018 and 2020 respectively, have earned a place in the Internet Hall of Fame for their work contributing to the growth and spread of the internet in Norway.

Though the pair both helped bring the internet to Norway, it was Spilling who was instrumental in the development of network protocols, TCP, and IP, whilst Lundh led the transition towards transistor-based computers according to the University of Oslo (UiO).

They both played an important role in 1973 when Norway was the first country in the world, outside of the United States of America, to be connected to the internet.

They join fellow Norwegian physicist Rolf Nordhagen on the list compiled by the Internet Society of America. Nordhagen earned a place on the list a year after his death in 2014.

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