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ARPAnet lead, early internet pioneer Larry Roberts dies at 81

ANI | Updated: Dec 31, 2018 12:10 IST

California [United States], December 31 (ANI): One of the early architects of the internet is no more. Larry Roberts who was the program manager for ARPAnet (precursor to the internet), died on December 26, aged 81.
As Engadget reports, Roberts latched on to the concept of computer-to-computer networks in the 1960s. He was chosen by ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office chief Robert Taylor who was looking for someone to help link ARPA research computers together.
Although he left ARPA in 1973, he went on to commercialize packet switching technology through his company Telenet and later dedicated himself to improve the quality of internet networking. (ANI)