Inventor of the Request for Comments publications series who was one of the founding fathers of the modern internet. His first RFCs were a series of typewritten documents circulated among the computer scientist community in the late 1960s.
As a graduate student at UCLA, he helped developed the protocols for Arpanet, the foundation for what became the internet.
He helped develop the protocols for the ARPANET, which was one of the first operational packet switching networks, and these rule laid the foundation for today's internet.
He grew up in Pasadena, California.
Douglas Engelbart was another influential figure in developing the modern internet.