Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Robert W. Taylor
Born: 1932 in Dallas, Texas, USA
Death: April 13, 2017 (Age: 85)
Computer related contributions
- Internet Pioneer and director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office from 1965 through 1969.
- Founder and manager of Xerox PARC's Computer Science Laboratory from 1970 through 1983.
- Founder and manager of Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center until 1996.
Honors and awards
- The Computer History Museum named him a Museum Fellow (2013)
- National Academy of Engineering Draper Prize (2004)
- National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1999)
- ACM Software Systems Award (1984)
"The Internet is not about technology; it's about communication. The Internet connects people who have shared interests, ideas, and needs, regardless of geography."