Robert Taylor, American computer scientist and internet pioneer, Died at 85


Robert William Taylor was born on February 10, 1932 and died on April 13, 2017.

He was known as Bob Taylor.

He was an Internet pioneer.

Taylor led teams that made major contributions to the personal computer, and other related technologies.

Taylor was director of ARPA’s Information Processing Techniques Office from 1965 through 1969, founder and later manager of Xerox PARC’s Computer Science Laboratory from 1970 through 1983, and founder and manager of Digital Equipment Corporation’s Systems Research Center until 1996.

Taylor’s awards include the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the Draper Prize.

He was known for his high-level vision: “The Internet is not about technology; it’s about communication.

Robert William Taylor passed away at 95 years old.