Founder and Developer of the Internet

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Who are the founder and also the developer of the so-called internet that allows the user to share information anywhere in the world?

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Founder and Developer of the Internet


We cannot credit the invention of the internet to just one person. It was a team effort of several brilliant computer scientists in the 60's.

Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider, born March 11, 1915 – Died June 26, 1990.

Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider, born March 11, 1915 – Died June 26, 1990.

He was an American computer scientist who worked at Harvard then MIT. He first proposed a global network of computers in 1962, and moved over to (DARPA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in late 1962 to head the work to develop it. Leonard Kleinrock of MIT then UCLA developed the theory of packet switching, which formed the basis of internet connections. 

Lawrence Roberts of MIT, who also later moved to DARPA, helped a lot by connecting two computers using dial-up, which proved that the phone lines were inadequate confirming Kleinrock’s theory. These brilliant minds developed ARPANET first which is the Internet’s predecessor.

Although, World Wide Web, commonly known as ‘www’ was invented by Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee.

 Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee.

Born on the 8th of June, 1955, he is a Computer Scientist from England and also an MIT professor. In 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau (Belgian Computer Scientist), and a young student at CERN, he implemented his vision.

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Founder and Developer of the Internet


Vinton Gray “Vint Cerf”

The Father of the Internet.

He is an American, who was born on June 23, 1943. He is sharing this title with American Computer Scientist Bob Kahn. He has chosen his field as Computer Science. In his early days, Vint was a Program Manager for the United State Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

In the early 1970’s the Internet known as ARPANET. He helped to found the ARPANET. The internet matured in the 70’s as a result of the TCP/IP protocol further developed by Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf at Stanford and other throughout the 70’s.

His wife, Sigrid, is deaf and recipient of a cochlear implant.

He has worked as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He was hired by Google in 2005. Since 2010, Cerf has served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission in Digital Development. He has received a number of honorary degrees and awards.

Cerf and Bulgarian President Parvanov being awarded the St. Cyril and Methodius in the Coat of Arms order.

Cerf and Bob Kahn being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.


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