Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Joseph (J. C. R.) Carl Licklider
Born: March 11, 1915, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Death: June 26, 1990 (Age: 75)
- 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.
- An Electrical Investigation of Frequency-Localization in the Auditory Cortex of the Cat (1942).
- Libraries of the future (1965).