Posts tagged: Paul Baran

So Long to Paul Baran, Internet Pioneer

Paul Baran, a giant of early Internet technology, has died at age 84.In the early 1960s, while working at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, Mr. Baran outlined the fundamentals for packaging data into discrete bundles, which he called “message blocks.” The bundles are then sent on various paths around a network and reassembled at their destination. Such a plan is known as “packet switching.”