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Internet Pioneer Paul Baran Awarded National Medals of Technology and Innovation

Paul A. Baran, a founding father of the Internet has been named a 2007 National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureate. Baren was presented the award by President Bush at the White House today. Baran is one of the three inventors of packet-switched networks, along with Donald Davies and Leonard Kleinrock. His packet switching idea has served as a foundation where others later built the ARPANET, which, over time, evolved into the Internet.

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