As is known now, the computer scientist norman abramson has died at the age of 88 years on the consequences of a cancer disease. Together with frank kuo, he developed the wireless alohanet as a leader of the ethernet and made sure that this radio network was open to the arpanet.
Hawaii: develop radio network, surf the daily
Aloha is said to hawaiian, if you meet or if you say goodbye. Aloha horte ‘standard’ abramson the first time when he was a young lecturer on the backpath from a computer conference in tokyo on hawaii a break and surfing in the waves. Abramson decided to give up his post at the university stanford and to pull with the family to hawaii to surf the day.
In 1968 he became a professor for information technology and electrical engineering at the university of hawaii. In stanford, he had received his doctorate and encoding information packets, in hawaii, he made himself develop these ideas in a radio network of the university, which should combine the over several islands scattered buildings of the university. First, a channel of the commercial wireless network of taxi drivers and mini-computers type hp 2115a. For the coding and decoding of the information packages, the program merehune, hawaiian ran on these computers "little ghost".