Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider

1915-1990

Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider, I found, is a man of many names and of many ideas, but of little notoriety. While his contributions are essential to the eventual creation of the internet, his name and image is lost among the likes of Tim Berners-Lee, Steve Crocker, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. But without him, the others may not have become so well known (Waldrop, M.M., 2000). To see what I mean visit pbs.org and read through the Cast of Characters. You can also click on the names to see photos of those credited for the creation of the Internet. The picture of Licklider looks the most like the descriptions of him as described by those who worked with him or who he taught.

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