Papers and materials related to the work and life of Robert W. Taylor. Topics covered include ARPA and the birth of Arpanet;
Xerox PARC, particularly the Computer Science Laboratory and the Systems Science Laboratory; and Digital Equipment Corporation's
Systems Research Laboratory.
Robert William Taylor (February 10th, 1932 – April 13th, 2017) was a project manager, executive director, and laboratory chief
known for overseeing a number of advances in personal computing and internet technology throughout the tenure of his career.
Though not a trained computer scientist, Robert Taylor worked with many influential teams, engineers, and scientists in the
world of computer technology, including J.C.R. Licklider, Charles Thacker, Butler Lampson, Alan Kay, Paul Baran, Douglas Engelbart,
Robert Metcalfe, Ivan Sutherland, and Leslie Lamport.
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