J. C. R. Licklider

1915 - 1990

J. C. R. Licklider

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 one of the most important figures in computer science 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 272,557 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 25 out of 187Before him are George Dantzig, John Backus, Larry Page, Dorothy Vaughan, Ivan Sutherland, and Sergey Brin. After him are Gabe Newell, Peter Naur, Maurice Wilkes, Ward Cunningham, Luigi Federico Menabrea, and Leonard Kleinrock.

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Among people born in 1915, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 73Before him are Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Marie-Louise von Franz, Thomas Merton, Abba Eban, Gyula Zsengellér, and Santiago Carrillo. After him are Geraldine of Albania, Kiyosi Itô, Hanns Martin Schleyer, Robert Monroe, Kunihiko Kodaira, and John Vorster. Among people deceased in 1990, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 65Before him are Curtis LeMay, Manuel Puig, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Tadeusz Kantor, Nina Kulagina, and Delphine Seyrig. After him are Capucine, Shigeo Shingo, Lewis Mumford, Jill Ireland, Samuel Noah Kramer, and Michel Leiris.

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Among people born in United States, J. C. R. Licklider ranks 1,937 out of 12,171Before him are Patrick Duffy (1949), Vic Morrow (1929), Archie Shepp (1937), Michael Biehn (1956), Wayne Shorter (1933), and Sterling Hayden (1916). After him are Katy Perry (1984), John Philip Sousa (1854), Angela Bassett (1958), Mickey Cohen (1913), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), and George Strait (1952).