11/03/1915 American computer scientist J. C. R. Licklider is born
Some Reflections on Early History by J.C.R. Licklider (VPRI 0093)
J. C. R. Licklider in One Minute
He is famous for his suggestion to create a universal computer network to easily transfer and retrieve information which his successors developed into the internet. In 1959 he wrote a book Libraries of the Future, which described a vision of an automated library operated by computers. Licklider was also one of the inventors of the Graphical user interface.
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