While working at the Pentagon in the 1960s, he instigated the creation of Arpanet – a computer network that initially linked together four US research centres, and later evolved into the internet. At Xerox, he later oversaw the first computer with desktop-inspired icons and a word processor that formed the basis of Microsoft Word.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: April 18th, 2017
This is a very interesting historical article on an important figure in the MIS world.