Louis Pouzin

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Louis Pouzin is the French computer scientist who made the key technical step in data networking between the ideas of the ARPANET and those of the later Internet: moving reliability mechanisms into the hosts, allowing the network (and its constituent packet switches) to be unreliable - and thereby simpler and faster.

The network that he and his team built, using this new approach, CYCLADES, laid the technical groundwork for the Internet.

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