Tag Archive: LBJ School of Public Affairs RSS

Internet and use of the computer as communication device the 1960s brainchild of psychology alum

Internet and use of the computer as communication device the 1960s brainchild of psychology alum

Texas alum had vision for the Internet that changed the world It was the mystery of the human brain that first sparked Bob Taylor’s interest in computers nearly a half century ago. Bob Taylor earned his master’s degree in experimental psychology at The University of Texas at Austin in 1964. Before Taylor initiated the ARPAnet…   » Continue Reading

Faculty experts provide analysis on nation’s financial crisis

Faculty experts provide analysis on nation’s financial crisis

Balance Due: The United States is in the midst of an economic crisis that is threatening the country’s financial stability, as well as the global economy. The crisis began with a collapse in the subprime mortgage market, and, in short order, longstanding institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, as well as several well-known banks, failed, filed for bankruptcy or were taken over.