Robert W Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died in California. He was 85. Taylor was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and died at his home on Thursday.
Mr Taylor funded researchers or led teams were responsible for some of the most important technologies of the modern world namely mouse and computers.
In 1966, when Mr Taylor worked for the Pentagon, he oversaw the creation of a single computer communications network called Arpanet, which linked researchers around the country and later evolved into the internet.