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Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:47:23 AM »


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.  :mad:
« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 02:49:29 AM by phi2008 »