Saint Tecla is a christian woman of the first century. Only legends of her life and activities have come down to us. She was reportedly born in Asia Minor, was converted by St. Paul, and joined him as an assistant in his ministry. Because of this association with St. Paul, she became popular throughout the early church. She is the patroness of Tarragona, Spain, and her feast day is September 23rd. The word "tecla" in Catalan means "key" as in keyboard. In this way, she has become associated with the internet and computer use in general.
Saint Peter Regalado (San Pedro Regalado) was a late 14th and early 15th century Spanish Franciscan priest who was said to have appeared in two places at once, and was renowned as a navigator. He was famed in his time for his love of solitude and profound piety. His feast day is May 13th. Since the internet has been famous for "negating distance" and for "navigating" its users across the world, San Pedro Regalado has become associated as a patron of the internet.