BBN Technologies

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BBN Technologies

A company, originally known as Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

BBN were awarded the original contract to build the ARPANET and have been extensively involved in Internet development. They are responsible for managing NNSC, CSNET, and NEARnet.

The language LOGO was developed at BBN, as was the BBN Butterfly supercomputer.

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His illustrious career included working with Bolt Beranek and Newman (present day BBN Technologies) who built the ARPANET, predecessor to the Internet.
Johnson served as a faculty member at MIT from 1972-1980, a Senior Scientist at Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) from 1980-1984, and in various technical and management positions with General Electric Global Research from 1984-2008.
Licklider wrote Libraries of the Future, which summarized a project he had undertaken at Bolt Beranek and Newman. In his book, Licklider predicted that all human knowledge would be available on a "fast, random access computer" by the year 2000.
BBN Technologies, a Verizon Communications company, was established as Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
At the time his company Bolt Beranek and Newman was working for the US government creating PC software for people working on Arpanet, the forerunner of the internet.
[DENIS NEWMAN is a division scientist at Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.
Our design team originated in the Educational Technology Department of Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), a company that is a world leader in communications, systems integration, curriculum development, and educational research.
Last month, NRC released its report, "Enhancing Human Performance: Issues, Theories and Techniques." Says NRC committee chairman John Swets of Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., "The underlying theme that emerges from our study is that there are probably no easy ways or quick fixes for helping people perform more effectively." Swets's committee could find little scientific support for parapsychology, neurolinguistic programming or methods that integrate activity from the left and right brain hemispheres.
TapeMeasure, designed and built at Bolt Beranek and Newman, made it possible for students to use video to capture and analyze their running styles.
Guest Systems Council participants were: Apollo Computer, Inc., Atherton Technology, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cadre Technologies, Inc., Context Corporation, Data Base Engines, Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation, Flavors Technology, Inc., Gould, Inc., Index Technologies Corporation, Interactive Software Corporation, Interleaf, Inc., Intermetrics, Inc., Metier Management Systems, Inc., Personal Library Software, Quantitative Technology Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Symbolics, Inc., Texas Instruments, Inc., and Unitech Software, Inc.