The grim reaper strikes — twice. Keith Uncapher and Matthew Lyon both dead
Keith Uncapher was Paul Baran’s boss at RAND and founded the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California, where Jon Postel worked and where the domain name system evolved under Uncapher’s general oversight. The “NYT” ran a nice obituary.
It was only when browsing the piece that I discovered that Matthew Lyon — who with his wife Katie Hafner wrote the first history of the ARPANET — died last February at the age of 45. Makes you think, doesn’t it.