This collection's namesake is the "ALOHAnet".  In 1971 the University of Hawaii's alohaNET, helped Hawaii make waves in networking and IT Innovation. Norman Abramson, led the creation of the network as a University of Hawaii computer science professor.   Smartphones and wireless access points weren’t even a glimmer in anyone’s eye in 1971 when Abramson and his team were developing  alohaNET.  The networking technology would eventually enable those IT breakthroughs.