Paul Baran, Internet and packet switching pioneer, is mourned


But his accomplishments have not been forgotten by those using some of the latest Internet technology, such as Twitter, where R.I.P. messages made the rounds over the weekend.

Baran's accomplishments have also been recognized through a slew of awards over the years. He was named a   inducted into the ,  presented both a and an IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal.

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