August 7, 2008
DARPA projects blend risk and reward in quest for the next big thing
by: Doug Beizer Aug 07, 2008
In the late 1960s, Lawrence Roberts helped develop a new kind of computer network that delivered information via packets. The new network eventually matured to become the modern Internet.
Much of the work on the technology was done when Roberts was chief scientist in the Information Processing Techniques Office at the Advanced Research Projects Agency, the original name for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The new network became…