The Beginning of the Internet 2 and the Worldwide Web
Review of the Inventor’s ideas in 1990 was the catalyst for the National Science Foundation to prepare the parked telecom network(s) called the NSFnet for commerce alleges Inventor
It was this restructuring of the NSFnet which became the precursor for the Internet2. Inventor Dorothy M. Hartman alleges that even though the SBA and others failed to fund her telecommunications services prototype business that nevertheless the NSF used her ideas to resurrect the telecom network based on the Arpanet
She alleges her ideas were used to transform the prior telecom network into the “Information Superhighway” which became the highly successful modern day Internet
This African-American inventor is from humble beginnings but She alleges that her ideas are responsible for what some refer to as the Internet 2. Some refer to the modern day Internet as the world’s greatest invention . The Inventor alleges that Internet 2 began with her submission of three proposals to the United States Federal Government through the Small Business Innovation Research Program . She presented proposals to the U.S. Small Business Administration first in March 1990 and later to the Benjamin Franklin Technology Center and to the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce . Proposals presented to each of these organizations were ultimately viewed by the National Science Foundation which determined funding . These proposals laid out how making some fundamental changes such as putting different types of transactions online and using cyberspace which is latent in computers as an alternative market or meeting place could revolutionize the telecom networks. She alleges that the government used her ideas , eliminated her from the process . Further it gave credit for her ideas and work to those already in the field of technology and associated with the preexisting telecom networks . She feels that this is a violation of her civil rights . She attributes this injustice to discrimination of her being African-American , female , and handicapped . She alleges that it was her ideas that made the Internet a success and the phenomenon that it is today . Ironically the tremendous success of the Internet and the wealth associated with it has led to this horrendous injustice , oppression and abuse of her rights.
Below is a portion of one of her proposals submitted to the PA. Department of Commerce in 1990 which she alleges was used to COMMERCIALIZE TELECOMMUNICATIONS which led to the transformation and Internet 2.
Learn more at the sister blog Telecom Straight TalkThe Inventor did not build the Internet but she alleges that it was her ideas that created the new Internet after 1990 called the Internet 2. The Internet was new in 1993. While the debates of Net Neutrality have raged , the story of this black female internet inventor has been kept out of the mainstream media .