Computerworld Q&A: An Internet Pioneer Looks Ahead

Jul 11, 2005

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

Leonard Kleinrock predicts ‘really smart’ handhelds, but warns of out-of-control complexity.

(COMPUTERWORLD) – Leonard Kleinrock is emeritus professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He created the basic principles of packet switching, the foundation of the Internet, while a graduate student at MIT, where he earned a Ph.D. in 1963. The Los Angeles Times in 1999 called him one of the “50 people who most influenced business this century.”

Computerworld’s Gary H. Anthes interviewed Kleinrock in 1994 as part of the Internet’s 25th anniversary celebration. Recently, Anthes asked Kleinrock for an update.

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