Paul Baran, one of the founding fathers of the internet dies at 85


One of the men who laid the foundations of the internet died on Saturday at the age of 85.

US Scientist Paul Baran was one of the first to look into how telecommunication networks would work in the future. His work with packaging data in the 1960s has been credited with playing a key role in the later development of the internet.

Vinton Cerf is another founder of the internet and tells BBC Radio 5 live Up All Night's Giles Dilnot that Baran was a "prolific inventor".

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