Robert Taylor, internet and computer pioneer, dies aged 85

  • Work for Pentagon in 1960s helped develop internet precursor Arpanet
  • Xerox work in Palo Alto fed the birth of Windows and Apple computers

Robert Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85.

Taylor, who had Parkinson’s disease, died on Thursday at his home in the San Francisco peninsula community of Woodside, his son, Kurt Taylor, told the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.

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Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke slams modern screen violence

Veteran actor says Walt Disney would have been horrified by the content of today’s video games and films

Dick Van Dyke, who is currently filming Mary Poppins Returns, which is scheduled for release next year, has warned of his fears over the effects of “scary” video games and films on young children.

The 91-year-old actor, who will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming film, describes these activities as a far cry from the free-spirited, kite-flying, carousel-riding world of the two children, Jane and Michael, in the original Mary Poppins.

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