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Internet Pioneer Davies Honoured

Internet Pioneer Davies Honoured

The home town of internet pioneer Donald Davies has honoured his life with a blue plaque.

The accolade, unveiled in Treorchy, Rhondda, acknowledges his contribution to the internet and modern computer.

Mr Davies, who passed away in 2000, was born in the village when his family moved from west Wales.

He worked alongside war-time code-breaker Alan Turing and became involved in the creation of a network of computers, giving them the ability to communicate after designing electronic stored-program digital computers.

Great nephew Ian Titherington said: "Basically you can trace the modern internet back to a son of a coal miner born in Dumfries Street, Treorchy."


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