I noticed this recent article about Alan Emtage, and the title caught my attention: Father of Internet Search Engine among 10 for University of West Indies honorary degree.
In case you don’t know who he is, Internet Hall of Fame’s page about Alan Emtage has this to say about him:
In 1989, Alan Emtage conceived of and implemented Archie, the world’s first Internet search engine. In doing so, he pioneered many of the techniques used by public search engines today.
In 1992, Emtage, along with Peter J. Deutsch, founded Bunyip Information Systems, Inc., the world’s first company expressly founded for and dedicated to providing Internet information services. Bunyip distributed a licensed, commercial version of the Archie search engine.