Chicklider Biography

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Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider
First of all, Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider, otherwise known as J.C.R or “Lick,” was a curious kid who loved technological devices. This curious boy first saw the world in March 11, 1915, the day of his birth. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was the only child of Joseph Parron Licklider, a Baptist minister and teacher, and Margaret Robnett Licklider, a homemaker. When he was 15 years old, he bought an old car and took it apart multiple times in order to find its inner workings. He had a normal childhood, and graduated at the public school system of University City in June, 1932.
Soon after this event, Licklider managed to enroll at Washington University in St. Louis at the age of seventeen or eighteen. In 1937, he
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However, computers were still a rarity to have for personal use in 1960, so Licklider decided that the most efficient way to use this technology was to have the computer divide its time among many users. He wanted his vision to make the human to computer interaction needless of punch cards and printouts. Two years later, Licklider was converted into the first director of the Information Processing Techniques Office of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the Department of Defense, and launched a research program after his vision of man-computer symbiosis. His vision was later named the ARPANET, and although it did not last long, it did inspire people to create the Internet, which is what normal people currently use to search stuff on Google and to watch videos on YouTube. If Joseph Licklider hadn’t existed, then I would not be able to write this paper today, so I am extremely thankful for the achievements that this fascinating man
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