J. C. R. Licklider

1915 - 1990

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Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (; March 11, 1915 – June 26, 1990), known simply as J. C. R. or "Lick", was an American psychologist and computer scientist who is considered among prominent figures in computer science development and general computing history. He is particularly remembered for being one of the first to foresee modern-style interactive computing and its application to all manner of activities; and also as an Internet pioneer with an early vision of a worldwide computer network long before it was built. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. C. R. Licklider has received more than 359,409 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). J. C. R. Licklider is the 27th most popular computer scientist (down from 25th in 2019), the 2,206th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,937th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 27 out of 205Before him are John Backus, Sergey Brin, Leonard Kleinrock, Dorothy Vaughan, Maurice Wilkes, and Larry Tesler. After him are Peter Naur, Guido van Rossum, Ward Cunningham, Luigi Federico Menabrea, Frances E. Allen, and Ivan Sutherland.

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Among people born in 1915, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 73Before him are Peter Medawar, Thomas Merton, Abba Eban, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Kon Ichikawa, and Hanns Martin Schleyer. After him are Liisi Oterma, Tadeusz Kantor, Ross Macdonald, Geraldine of Albania, John Profumo, and Prince George William of Hanover. Among people deceased in 1990, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 69Before him are Delphine Seyrig, Dexter Gordon, Manuel Puig, Curtis LeMay, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, and Viktor Tsoi. After him are Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Tadeusz Kantor, Gerald Bull, Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, and Sergei Dovlatov.

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Among people born in United States, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 2,206 out of 15,968Before him are Gary Ridgway (1949), Betty Friedan (1921), Douglas Osheroff (1945), Irvin Kershner (1923), Edith Head (1897), and Daniel Ellsberg (1931). After him are Jon Favreau (1966), Edward Witten (1951), Peter Bogdanovich (1939), John Cusack (1966), J. J. Abrams (1966), and Leland Stanford (1824).


Among computer scientists born in United States, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 18Before him are Alan Kay (1940), Marvin Minsky (1927), John Backus (1924), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), and Larry Tesler (1945). After him are Ward Cunningham (1949), Frances E. Allen (1932), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Jef Raskin (1943), Don Norman (1935), and Jay Wright Forrester (1918).