John C. Dvorak presents the 6th Annual Dvorak PC Telecommunications Excellence Awards to the pioneers whose vision and commitment to telecommunications and BBS conferencing has helped increase the vibrant, growing marketplace of ideas and information that exists today.
Discover the Worlds of Past Winners!
- America Online, Inc. - Best Commercial On-line Information System
- Internet Chameleon, NetManage, Inc ., Outstanding Internet Front End
- AT&T Microelectronics, Outstanding PC Telecommunications Technology
- DSC BBS/VoiceNet , Outstanding BBS and BBS Internet Connectivity
- Delphi /Internet, Outstanding Global Connectivity Service
- Email Connection, Connectsoft , Outstanding PC Telecommunications Email Utility
- ExecNet , Outstanding BBS and BBS File Software Bank
- Exec-PC , Best Overall BBS
- NCSA Mosaic , Outstanding Multimedia Internet Utility
- Qmodem Pro for Windows, Mustang Software, Inc ., Outstanding PC Telecommunications Software
- Mercury Center /San Jose Mercury News, Outstanding Newspaper On-line Coverage and Forum
- Newsbytes News Network (Email), Outstanding On-line News Service
- PCBoard Programming Language (PPL), (Email) Outstanding PC Telecommunications Technology
- Planet Connect (Email), Best BBS Product/Service of 1994
- QwikMail I and II Format, Sparkware, (Email), QWK/REP, Outstanding Email Standard/Technology
- Time Online /Time Magazine, Outstanding On-line Magazine Coverage and On-line Forum
- Lifetime Achievement, Don Watkins (Email)
- Dennis C. Hayes - President, Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc . Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to PC Telecommunications.
- Dr. Vinton Cerf (Email) - Internet - Outstanding International Connectivity.
- Motorola Codex - Outstanding Hardware Contribution - V.Fast Technology.
- John Markoff (Email) - The New York Times - Outstanding Reporting in Telecommunications.
- Microcom - Gregory Pearson and MNP1 - Cellular Modem Technology - Outstanding Software/Firmware Contribution.
- Aquila BBS - Outstanding BBS Organization Features, and Design.
- J. Owen Greeson (Email) - Outstanding Ongoing Software Contributions.
- DNIS: DataPort Network Information Systems (Email) - Outstanding BBS Gateway to Multiple Information Services.
- TeleGrafix Communications, Inc. (Email) - Outstanding Advanced BBS Graphics Standard for PC Telecommunications.
- Tim Stryker - Consensun Systems, Inc. - Outstanding Social/Political Contribution On-line.
- CompuServe - Best Overall Commercial On-line Information Service.
- Ward Christensen (Email) - Lifetime achievement for outstanding contributions to PC telecommunications including the development of the public domain XMODEM file transfer protocol, the first protocol widely used with personal computers.
- Ward Christensen and Randy Seuss - honored for developing the first electronic bulletin board system in February 1978.
- Tom Jennings - honored as founder of the International Fido Network.
- Chuck Forsberg (Email) - for development of the Zmodem file transfer protocol.
- Phil Katz - for development of the PKZIP file compression/archive software.
- Tom Smith - Datastorm Technologies, Inc. (Email) Procomm for Windows, terminal software.
- John Friell III - Mustang Software, Inc . Qmodem terminal software package.
- The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link - (The Well ) was awarded a technical excellence award for best on-line conferencing system.
- Channel 1 BBS - for best general interest BBS.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation - for service to the on-line community.
- Marshall Dudley (Email) - for development of the Doorway program used by many bulletin boards to run third party software programs as doors with their bulletin board.
- Rockwell Design Team - for development of the first single package v.32/v.32bis modem chip set, currently used in hundreds of different modem designs.
Internationally known columnist and author John C. Dvorak, corporate sponsor Ascend Communications, numerous corporate co-sponsors and the 1997 Dvorak Awards Committee are pleased to announce the 6th Annual John C. Dvorak Awards for Excellence in Telecommunications. Historically, these awards are presented to the individual and/or corporate pioneers in the telecommunications industry whose vision and commitment have most significantly contributed to the advancement of telecommunications over the preceding twelve months. Additionally, as warranted, one award per year is bestowed for "Lifetime Achievement" and for "Person of the Year."
Each year for the last six years, Mr. Dvorak and the awards committee (made up of a special panel of judges annually recruited from the ranks of industry experts) select the awards ceremony's venue; identify the award categories; solicit nominations through BBS's, Web Pages and Commercial Online Services; qualify and evaluate nominees; conduct the balloting process; and, identify the winners of these prestigious awards.
Join us for lots of fun, excitement, door prizes, fabulous food, and informal discussion on the future of telecommunications with hosts, John C. Dvorak and Nick Anis, and winners of the 1997 Dvorak Telecommunications Awards. Each year the attendance grows larger. InfoWorld reports the show should be well attended. We expect the awards banquet to again be sold out!
The 1996 John C. Dvorak Telecommunications Excellence Awards are Sponsored by:
Ascend Communications, Inc. produces a broad range of digital wide area network access products that enhance and extend corporate networks for applications such as remote LAN access, Internet access, telecommuting, videoconferencing, imaging and integrated voice, data and video access. These products use bandwidth on demand to establish high-speed switched digital connections whose bandwidth, duration and destination can be adjusted to suit user application needs.
Additional financial support, equipment and services, and prizes has been provided by the following cosponsors:
Judging coordinated by:
Computer Business Services (Tel: 909-860-6914, Fax: 909-396-0014)
Awards Cermonies Produced & Directed by:
Nick Anis, Jr. (NickAnis@aol.com)
William Schlossenberg (ONE4Tools@aol.com)
Administrative Services, Copy Editing:
Patricia A. Anis (PattySein@aol.com)
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David Unfried (Sysop@stbbs.com)
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'98 Dvorak Awards Committee, Tel: 909-860-6914 Fax: 909-396-0014 Email: Dvorak@citivu.com
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