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2. Before ARPANET - J.C.R. Licklider

J.C.R. Licklider was an American psychologist and computer scientist. In 1962, Licklider shared his concepts of a global computing network at the technology firm Bolt, Beranek, and Newman. The ideas in his memos contained nearly everything the internet includes today. Two years after becoming the vice president at BBN, Licklider left to join ARPA at the U.S. Department of Defense. Five years after Licklider's assignment was up, ARPANET was formed by his predecessors.

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