Google on Monday honoured Greek professor and computer scientist Michael Dertouzos's 82nd birth anniversary with a doodle.
Dertouzos foresaw how the Internet would impact everyday lives.
"Under Dertouzos' guidance, the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science grew into a thriving research centre employing hundreds of people collaborating on innovations like distributed systems, time-sharing computers, the ArpaNet, and RSA encryption, an algorithm used to ensure secure data transmission," Google said.
Dertouzos recruited Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, to run it.
In his 1997 book "What Will Be: How the New World of Information Will Change Our Lives," he observed: "If we strip the hype away, a simple, crisp and inevitable picture emerges -- of an Information Marketplace where people and their computers will buy, sell and freely exchange information and information work".
Dertouzos died on August 27, 2001.
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