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Remembering Bob Taylor, the Tech Legend Who Invented ‘Almost Everything’

April 21, 2017

By Leslie Berlin

Leslie Berlin (@LeslieBerlinSV) is project historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University and author of the forthcoming book Troublemakers: How Silicon Valley Came of Age.


Last week the world lost the most important tech pioneer whom hardly anyone has heard of: Bob Taylor. When I asked Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt to tell me about Taylor—Schmidt worked in Taylor’s Silicon Valley computer science lab as a graduate student—Schmidt said, “Bob Taylor invented almost everything in one form or another that we use today in the office and at home.” (read more)