Dr. Larry Roberts, Internet Pioneer, is dead.

Dr. Larry Roberts, one of the true pioneers and part of a group of scientists that helped create an early version of what became the modern Internet, passed away on December 26, 2018. The news was shared by his friend, Dr. Vint Cerf, on Twitter, who said that the 82-year-old maverick passed away peacefully.

An MIT graduate, according to Wikipedia, “Roberts and his team created the ARPANET using packet switching techniques invented by British computer scientist Donald Davies.” It was the early readings on ARPANET that led me to this life in the technology ecosystem. I had a chance to meet with him a couple of times in my journalist life, but since switching gears into investing, we have not been in touch as much. Thank you, Dr. Roberts, R.I.P.

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