William Crowther

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Will Crowther in the Shawangunk Mountains , 2012.

William Crowther (* 1936 ) is an American computer scientist , recreational cave explorer and game developer .

At the end of the 1960s he was involved in the development of the first Interface Message Processors , with which the first data transmission in the Arpanet succeeded.

Crowther worked for Internet pioneer Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN) in the 1970s .

In 1972 he had initially written a rudimentary, text-based simulation program about the inspection of a real stalactite cave system in Kentucky , which was expanded in 1975 to the first and the genre-naming adventure game called Adventure . In the 1970s , William Crowther was also involved in the development of the first multi-user dungeon game.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Konrad Lischka: Computer Pioneers: The Undead of the Web, Part 2: BBN - this is where the Internet came into being. Spiegel Online, August 18, 2009, accessed July 18, 2012 .