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Robert Taylor, innovator who shaped modern computing, dies

He was key figure behind invention of Internet, the mouse and design of Alto

At Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, Mr Taylor was instrumental in funding the design of the Alto computer, which is widely described as the forerunner of the modern personal computer.

New York

LIKE many inventions, the Internet was the work of many inventors. But perhaps no one deserves more credit for that world-changing technological leap than Robert Taylor, who died last Friday at 85 at his home in Woodside, California.

Born Robert William Taylor on Feb 10,

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