Page last updated at 08:51 GMT, Friday, 5 February 2010

Memory of 'packet switching' inventor Donald Davies

Advertisement

Diane Davies tells BBC Technology Reporter Mark Ward her memories of her late husband Donald, who headed the team that developed the way data moves around the internet.

The National Physical Laboratory team ran a computer network at multimegabit speeds in the late 1960s.

Their "packet switching" system enables more than one computer to share data across a network and underpins the way that the modern internet operates.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific