Brewster Kahle, who grew up in Scarsdale turns 53 Tuesday.
Kahle, born Oct. 22, 1960, in New York City, is an American computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, Internet activist, advocate of universal access to knowledge and digital librarian.
Kahle is a member of the Internet Hall of Fame, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive (now Internet memory) and the Television Archive.
In 2010, he was given an honorary doctorate in computer science from Simmons College, where he studied library science in the 1980s.
Kahle and his wife, Mary Austin, run the Kahle/Austin Foundation. The foundation supports the Free Software Foundation for its GNU project, among other projects.
In 2012, Kahle and banking veteran Jordan Modell established Internet Archive Federal Credit Union to serve people in New Brunswick and Highland Park, N.J., as well as participants in programs that alleviate poverty in those areas.
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