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Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89

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Frank Heart

Frank Heart in an undated photograph. Born in the Bronx, he did much of his ground-breaking work at M.I.T. and at a company nearby in Cambridge, Mass.

Credit:Rafael Fuchs

Frank Heart, the engineer who oversaw development of the first routing computer for the Arpanet, the precursor to the internet, died on Sunday at a retirement community in Lexington, Mass. He was 89.

From The New York Times
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