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Monday, December 31, 2018

Internet Pioneer Larry Roberts Obit

We utilized some of his earliest work in the Darpanet.   Was impressed then by the basic simple architecture and noted even then how people quickly re-purposed it for other needs, like email.

Net's founding father Dr Larry Roberts dies aged 81
American scientist Larry Roberts who helped design and build the forerunner of the internet has died aged 81.

In the late 1960s, he ran the part of the US Advanced Research Projects Agency (Arpa) given the job of creating a computer network called Arpanet.

He also recruited engineers to build and test the hardware and software required to get the system running.

Arpanet pioneered technologies underpinning the internet that are still used today.  ... "

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