Alan Emtage


Many of the techniques still employed by modern search engines like Google were first developed for Archie, the first search engine of any kind, created by Alan Emtage. In 1989, the year when he programmed Archie and when the World Wide Web came online, Emtage was a college student majoring in computer science. He later co-founded Bunyip Information Systems, considered by some the first company to provide internet information services. A founding member and leader in the Internet Society, Emtage also chaired the task force that helped establish standards for all URLs on the web. In 2017, Emtage was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

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