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Radia Perlman, who made LANs work, honored in 'Hidden Heroes' series

The computer network on which you're working and playing functions because Radia Perlman figured out how to prevent computer network disasters. She did it in one afternoon. Nearly 40 ago, Perlman's boss at Digital Equipment Corporation, then a titan of the computer world, challenged her to find a way that computer networks could scale across multiple network segments spanning offices, cities, and regions.
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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH — HONORING RADIA PERLMAN

In retrospect, maybe it shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that Radia Perlman ascended to the short list of the top technological minds of the 20th century. Both of her parents were engineers working for the government, and as a child growing up in Loch Arbour, she found herself irresistibly drawn to logic puzzles.
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