Category Archives: Computers

Made in Israel

And if you’d like to read more about Israel’s hi-tech success over the past two decades, I highly recommend the book Start Up Nation. Awe-inspiring stuff.

In other hi-tech and Israel related news, Apple plans to open its first ever development centre outside of its California headquarters in the near future. The development center will focus on semi-conductors. Well done Israel! See here for more about this.

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Israel tops cyber-readiness poll but China lags behind

Saw this on BBC today:

Israel, Finland and Sweden are seen as leading the way in “cyber-readiness”, according to a major new security report.

Always nice to see Israel at the top of a table.

On the other hand, Saudi hackers recently posted the information of thousands of Israeli credit card holders. You can read about the Israeli-Saudi cyber-war here.

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Jews and the Internet

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.

Source: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001016.htm

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:

  1. Google
  2. Facebook
  3. YouTube
  4. Yahoo!
  5. Blogger
  6. Baidu
  7. Wikipedia
  8. Windows Live
  9. Twitter
  10. QQ
(list taken from alexa.com on the 1/7/11)
Google and Facebook were created and are currently owned by Jews.
YouTube and Blogger are both owned by Google.
Windows Live is not owned by a Jew, but the CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, is Jewish.
Not bad for a people who constitute 0.2% of the world’s population! But it’s not really surprising. Scripture is full of prophecies about the Jews being successful and a light unto the nations.

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