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Albert Vezza
April-June 2012 (vol. 34 no. 2)
pp. 80-85
Albert Vezza is notable for his roles with J.C.R. Licklider, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Laboratory for Computer Science (originally Project MAC), the ARPANET development, Infocom creation and management, establishment of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and support of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

1. This interview was done on 6 Nov. 2011 at Vezza's home in Weston, Massachusetts. It was edited down from its original length of 10,500 words to the size of this column with the approval of the interviewee.
2. M. Lasar, "ARPANET's Coming Out Party: When the Internet First Took Center Stage," ars technical, Oct. 2011; http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/ 2011/10arpanets-coming-out-party-when- the-internet-first-took-center-stage.ars .
3. "IPTO—Information Processing Techniques Office," http://www.livinginternet.com/iii_ipto.htm .
4. A.L. Norberg, "An Interview with George H. Heilmeier," Charles Babbage Inst., OH 226, 27 Mar. 1991, p. 8; http://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/107352/ 1oh226ghh.pdf.
5. G. Kaiser George E. Forsythe First Prize, "Automatic Extension of an ATN Knowledge Base," ACM Student Paper Competition (undergraduate), 1980–1981; G Kaiser Computer Systems Prize (best undergraduate thesis in computer science), "Automatic Extension of an Augmented Transition Network Grammar for Morse Code Conversations,", Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept., MIT, 1979.
6. S.L. Garfinkel, Thirty-Five Years of the Laboratory for Computer Science at MIT, MIT Press, 1999.
7. M.L. Dertouzos, R.K. Lester, and R.M. Solow, Made in America: Regaining the Productive Edge, MIT Press, 1989; http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/itemdefault.asp?tid=7325&ttype=2 .
8. Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), http:/www.cnri.reston.va.us.
9. G. van Rossum, "Personal History: Part 2, CNRI and Beyond," blog, The History of Python, 27 Jan. 2009; http://python-history.blogspot.com/2009/ 01personal-history-part-2-cnri-and- beyond.html .

Index Terms:
history of computing, Albert Vezza, Licklider, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dynamic Modeling Group, Project MAC, Dertouzos, Infocom, Foretec, CNRI, World Wide Web Consortium, W3C, Internet Engineering Task Force, IETF
Citation:
"Albert Vezza," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 80-85, April-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2012.18
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