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Donald Davies inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

Donald Davies, who joined the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in 1947, has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for his pioneering work on packet switching.

Donald Davies
Donald Davies

Donald Davies worked with Alan Turing during his time at NPL and went on to develop the packet switching technology that forms the basis of modern computer communications.

The Internet Hall of Fame is an awards programme established by the Internet Society that recognises those who make significant contributions to the advancement of the internet. Donald Davies was announced as one of the inaugural inductees on 23 April 2012.

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Last Updated: 16 May 2012
Created: 16 May 2012