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A Life at Full Speed: A Journal of Struggle and Discovery by Charles Herzfeld

By Charles Herzfeld

between laptop technology aficionados, Dr. Charles Herzfeld is affectionately referred to as the “Godfather of the Internet.” As Director of ARPA, the Sixties forerunner of DARPA (today’s security complex examine initiatives Agency), he was once the strength in the back of the advance of the ARPANET, which finally grew to become the net we all know this day. yet what many don't understand is the backstory in the back of this extra special success.

By any degree, it’s the tale of a extraordinary existence: person who starts along with his break out from the brutality of wartime Europe in 1942, and takes him on a trip to the head of a systematic neighborhood that was once experiencing a golden age in mid-20th century the United States. Dr. Herzfeld’s paintings put him on the start of applied sciences and developments that reworked the realm: the web, the supercomputer, missile safeguard, and precision battle. His profession within the safeguard division, in and within the White condo spanned the peak of the Viet Nam conflict and the lengthy, grim interval of the chilly warfare. The heady political, cultural and clinical milieu of that point used to be his point, and he emerged as a real high-tech legend. His a variety of awards and honors comprise induction into the net corridor of status in 2012, with the identify of “Pioneer.”

Charles Herzfeld’s lifestyles tale is an iconic American story. the following, in his personal phrases, is that story.

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