Robert Taylor, “The Pioneer Who Helped Us Create The Internet”, Dies At 85

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web but we are able to use the web because of the American computer scientist Robert Taylor, aka Bob Taylor, who helped the world create the internet. On April 13, the pioneer aged 85 took his last breath at this house in Woodside, California.Most of you might be knowing the internet is a successor of ARPANET which was the brainchild of Taylor. He was able to persuade the then ARPA director into investing in a network project that would combine various ARPA-funded projects which were physically isolated from each other.Taylor supervised the development of ARPANET between 1965 and 1969 before moving to Xerox. Initially, he as an associate manager at a research facility (PARC) in Palo Alto. During Taylor’s tenure, Xerox was able to plug their internal network with the ARPANET. This was accompanied by computers with graphical user interfaces.

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