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From Foster to Famous: Robert W. Taylor

Robert W. Taylor (February 10, 1932 – April 13, 2017) was a pioneer of the modern Intranet.

With an impressive resume that stretched  from the U.S. Navy, to NASA, to Xerox, Taylor is credited with developing the Ethernet – which networks local computers within a building or campus – as well as laying the groundwork for today’s Intranet to thrive.

A Dallas, Texas native, Taylor was abandoned by his biological parents just after birth. After a month in the foster care system, he was adopted by Audrey and Rev. Raymond Taylor. His adoptive parents emphasized education and raised him with a strong Methodist influence.

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Sources: Wikipedia and ComputerHistory.org