I wrote an article on culture.pl discussing the man who invented packet switching entitled ‘Averting the Apocalypse with Hot Potatoes: How Paul Baran Invented the Internet’.
Here is a small excerpt of what you can read in this reflection:
Ever wondered how it is that whenever you click on one of Culture.pl’s links, you’re immediately transported to a different place, full of wonderful pictures and well-written sentences telling a fascinating story? Well, it was all made possible thanks to the work of Paul Baran, a Polish Jewish American engineer who laid down the Internet’s technical foundation.
Check out the full article here: https://culture.pl/en/article/how-paul-baran-invented-the-internet