Modern Computer – The Widow

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Summary: In the 1960s… I remember like it was yesterday! The US government was conducting several investigations and projects on technological research and computer networks, the search for a stream of communication that interconnected all states of the U.S was unstoppable and in that process of work a result was reached finally when the creation of Arpanet was done. After the best companies helped in the difficult task of getting to the final form of the first reliable and functional desk

In the 1960s… I remember like it was yesterday!

The US government was conducting several investigations and projects on technological research and computer networks, the search for a stream of communication that interconnected all states of the U.S was unstoppable and in that process of work a result was reached finally when the creation of Arpanet was done.

After the best companies helped in the difficult task of getting to the final form of the first reliable and functional desktop computer of the world, there was still a lack of well driven community between all the territories, so in order to do that they needed to establish a web, a network that could work as a bridge through the U.S and the world.

When Arpa was funded, a great percentage of computer systems through the country were installed with it. It was the main system of communication.

It was thanks to the role of Rober Taylor, the director (at that time) of the PTO, -Processing Techniques Office-, that the limits of computer mainframes were broken in order to create a wider web that connected all; the main purpose was sharing documents, files, messages, from not only one computer to another but a whole system of them. The thing is that there were always limits to what it could be accomplished.

Mr Taylor worked at the Pentagon, and it was only after he finally got it right, achieving way more capacity and fidelity of connection was his final step before moving on to the next thing. Making Arpanet workable was one of the goals of his team. So he proposed a single network rather than several, it was unproductive to spend so much energy, devices and man work on this when it was entirely possible (according to Taylor at the time) to solve a way where everybody get to the same channel, the same media.

The pre-internet just as many other things, was originally thought as a media for the war. Those freaking wars did serve of something beyond pure conflict, people got creative at the time so most of the technology designed in the era was war-driven or adjacent.

Today’s internet, fatherless son

Modern Computer – The Widow

Mr Taylor had a long life; he just died a few days ago at the age of 85.

Much was his success through all the time he lived, all the events he encountered himself into.

The internet was one of his greatest; he is considered the father of it because of the prominence of his role in putting together the final idea but of course it was a teamwork well conceived.

Just as other magnificent ideas through history, the people who met the initial idea and the ongoing project of Robert Taylor didn’t received the idea with open arms, most of them didn’t get the point or thought it was not reliable, and most of the people who were overjoyed by it consisted in entrepreneurs who wanted their projects to be recognized and accepted in the industry of technology.

The community is sad for his departure but he is a man that will be miss, not only because of the quality of his work but the massive change he invested into our timeline. The invention of internet is a point of change for our society.

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Jefferson Da
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