Joseph Licklider

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Joseph LickliderName: Joseph (J. C. R.) Carl Licklider

Born: March 11, 1915, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Death: June 26, 1990 (Age: 75)

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist often called "computing's Johnny Appleseed", for having planted the seeds of computing in the digital age.
  • Considered one of the most important figures in computer science and general computing history.
  • He created the idea of a universal network, spread his vision throughout the IPTO, and inspired his successors to realize his dream by inventing the ARPANET, which led to the Internet.
  • He also developed the concepts that led to the idea of the Netizen.

Significant publications

  • An Electrical Investigation of Frequency-Localization in the Auditory Cortex of the Cat (1942).
  • Libraries of the future (1965).