04/2001 – Paul Baran

April 2001

Paul Baran, Scientist/Inventor – Conceived the Internet’s architecture, packet switching. Baran co-founded the Institute for the Future and created a series of successful companies – Cabledata Associates, Packet Technologies, Metricom, Interfax, and Com21 – based on technologies he developed. As corporations like Cisco acquired his businesses, Baran’s inventions went mainstream: His discrete multitone technology is at the heart of DSL, and his developments in spread spectrum transmission are essential to the ongoing wireless explosion. Recently received the Franklin Institutes’ 2001 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

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