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J.C.R. Licklider

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1968–1971 - director of Project MAC

 

Licklider, a professor in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and a director of Project MAC starting in 1968, was honored as a Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame for his work formulating the earliest ideas of global networking. His ideas eventually led to the creation of the ARPAnet, the predecessor of the Internet. Metcalfe also predicted the use of computer networks as tools for communication.