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Pioneer Behind Wireless Network  Dies At 88
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Pioneer Behind Wireless Network Dies At 88

Reports from the New York Times are that Norman Abramson, a member of the pioneers behind wireless networks, has passed away at the age of 88. Abramson, a team of graduate students and faculty he led created an early wireless network known as ALOHAnet. The network's innovative techniques are still being used in more recent satellite, phone, and computer networks. Abramson's death was as a result of skin cancer which had a bad effect on his lungs. Abramson, who was an engineer and a student of communication theory, studied at Harvard. He also received a master’s at UCLA and a PhD from Stanford. In Hawaii, Abramson took a faculty position…