The National Inventors Hall of Fame, located at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., inducted on May 1 its Class of 2013: "Legendary inventors whose innovations and entrepreneurial endeavors have changed the world."
The Hall, founded in 1973, is closing in on 500 inductees. These include networking/computing innovators such as Robert Metcalfe (Ethernet) and Vint Cerf (Internet), as well as non-computer technology types such as Orville and Wilbur Wright. (For more on tech industry honors, read this story).
And here are 2013's inductees.
Whirlwind tour of networking and computing's top honors, awards, and prizes
Notable deaths of 2012 from the worlds of technology, science, and inventions