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Polish American involved in enabling the first internet 'mechanism' (Paul Baran)

InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
5 Jan 2014 #1
In the 1960s, Paul Baran, a Polish American (from Grodno, now Belarus), along with Welshman, Donald Davies, worked on packet switching which enabled networking and, eventually, the internet.

If it hadn't been for them, quite possibly fellow Brit, Tim Berners-Lee, wouldn't have got the first parts of the web running when he did in 1989.

Paul Baran was born in Grodno, Second Polish Republic (now part of Belarus) on April 29, 1926. He was the youngest of three children in a Jewish family, with the Yiddish given name "Pesach". His family moved to the United States on May 11, 1928, settling in Boston and later in Philadelphia, where his father, Morris "Moshe" Baran (1884-1979), opened a grocery store.

I did a search in the archive and couldn't find this, so it's been posted for the sake of reference.
5 Jan 2014 #2
..... Just to add One more name

Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak[1]:18 (born August 11, 1950),[3] known as "Woz", is an American inventor, computer engineer and programmer who co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly invented both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed significantly to the microcomputer revolution.[4]

He is of Polish and German ancestry on his father's side, and of German, Irish, and English descent on his mother's.[7][8]

Thay say that it was his father who made him love electronics and taught him the basics od the sciense
Crow 148 | 9,328
5 Jan 2014 #3
Internet would save Poland and entire Slavdom

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