Computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies


True legends in any field are few and far between but Robert Taylor, who died last week at 85, was definitely was one in the field of computer networking.

A key figure on the development of the Internet and ubiquitous Ethernet, Taylor was also instrumental in developing the first personal computer known as the Alto and a host of other computer and networking advances throughout his career. And his career was dotted with major positions at Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Stanford Research Institute, NASA, the Pentagon, Xerox and Digital Equipment Corporation.

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An article penned on 2013 and posted on the Computer History Museum’s Website goes in-depth on Taylor’s industry influence and the man’s style:

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