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Schmidt to Walden

Eric Schmidt
Chief technology officer of Sun Microsystems (1983-97), chairman and CEO of Novell from 1997; former Xerox PARC Computer Science Laboratory researcher

Jon Shirley
Microsoft president and chief operating officer (1983-89), former Tandy executive.

Ivan Sutherland
Second director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (1965-66), inventor of Sketchpad, University of Utah professor

Bob Taylor
Director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office (1965-69), founder and associate manager of Xerox PARC Computer Science Laboratory (1970-77), manager of Xerox PARC CSL (1977-83), founder and manager of Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center (1983-96).

Larry Tesler
Xerox PARC researcher, chief scientist at Apple Computer (1980-97)

Ray Tomlinson
BBN engineer who was first to send email on the ARPAnet and began use of the @ sign in email addresses.

Don Valentine
Venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital; investor in Apple, 3Com, Cisco Systems, and dozens of other companies.

Dave Walden
Software engineer, member of BBN ARPAnet team

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