Unsung fathers of technology

Who's your daddy?

Father of Wi-Fi: Vic Hayes: Hayes is a Dutch-born electrical engineer who worked at NCR and later Agere. He's known less for technological wizardry than for his diplomatic skills. As chairman of the IEEE 802.11 working group for wireless LANs, he was instrumental in developing the standards that led to the success of 802.11 wireless LANs. Today, he is Senior Research Fellow at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

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