Metcalfe, Robert Pioneers History

Robert Metcalfe (born 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is a US computer scientist, best known for his work in computer networking (connecting computers to each other), over short distances, called Local Area Networks, LANs. On 14 March 2005, he got the National Medal of Technology from President Bush in a White House ceremony, for leadership in the invention, standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet.

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