Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An internet pioneer who helped to shape our modern world


research projects. He thought there should be one network to link all of them.

So he went to his boss, who gave him $1 million from the ballistic missile defense budget to establish the Arpanet, which eventually became the internet. He continued to support and encourage the expanding of the original nodes of the internet, adding more universiti­es, including Carnegie Mellon.

Even before that, in 1961, Mr. Taylor, then a project manager at NASA, heard about Douglas Engelbart’s study of human-

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