One of the founding fathers of the internet, Robert Taylor, has died.
While working at the Pentagon in the 1960s, he instigated the creation of Arpanet - a computer network that initially linked together four US research centres, and later evolved into the internet.
At Xerox, he later oversaw the first computer with desktop-inspired icons and a word processor that formed the basis of Microsoft Word.
Mr Taylor died at home aged 85.
From the ARPANET, to Xerox PARC and the Alto, to DEC - actually his death was reported on April 14th in the NYT but the third rate tech journos the BBC have only got around to publishing an article on the 17th.