The Jewish miracle continues to the present day. A nation that has been around for 4000 years and contributed more to the development of the world than any other people is still thriving today, despite constituting a mere 0.2% of the world’s population (13 million Jews, out of world population of 6700 million people).
This is true in every area and a good place to see this is jinfo.org. We will be focusing on the internet and computer science.
Who invented the internet?
A single person did not create the Internet that we know and use today.
The initial idea is credited as being Leonard Kleinrock‘s (Jewish) after he published his first paper entitled “Information Flow in Large Communication Nets” on May 31, 1961.
Quote from jinfo.org: (people with a “+” after their names are not Jewish)
The co-invention of the Internet by Leonard Kleinrock, Paul Baran (Jewish), and Robert Kahn (Jewish). Together with Kleinrock, Baran, and Kahn, Donald Davies+, Vinton Cerf+, and Lawrence Roberts+ are the six individuals most frequently cited as principal inventors of the Internet. Kleinrock, Kahn, Roberts+, and Cerf+ were awarded the US National Academy of Engineering’s half-million dollar Draper Prize9 in 2001 “for the development of the Internet.” Baran, Kleinrock, Davies+, and Roberts+ received the first IEEE Internet Award in 2000 for “their early, preeminent contributions in conceiving, analyzing and demonstrating packet-switching networks, the foundation technology of the Internet.” Kahn and Baran received US National Medals of Technology in 1997 and 2007, respectively. Kleinrock was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2007. Kahn and Cerf+ co-invented the TCP/IP protocol for integration of heterogeneous networks, which is the basis of the Internet’s “inter-networking” architecture. They shared the 2004 ACM Turing Award for this work, and in 2005 each received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Awards in Computer Science:
Jewish Recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award in Computer Science (28% of recipients)
Jewish Recipients of the IEEE C.E. Shannon Award in Information Theory (36% of recipients)
Jewish Recipients of the John von Neumann Theory Prize in Operations Research (38% of recipients)
Biggest Web Sites on the Internet:
- Windows Live