Thomas Reardon

'''Thomas "T.R." Reardon''' (born 1969) is an American computational neuroscientist and the CEO and co-founder of CTRL-labs.wikipedia
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Internet Explorer

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He is credited with creating the project to build Microsoft's discontinued web browser, Internet Explorer, the world's most used browser during its peak (2002–03).
The Internet Explorer project was started in the summer of 1994 by Thomas Reardon, who, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review of 2003, used source code from Spyglass, Inc. Mosaic, which was an early commercial web browser with formal ties to the pioneering National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Mosaic browser.

Cascading Style Sheets

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Notably, he delivered the first implementation of CSS in Internet Explorer 3. Reardon was one of the earliest advocates and influencers of HTML4, CSS, and XML, designing the first commercial implementations of these languages.
Lie and Bos were the primary technical staff on this aspect of the project, with additional members, including Thomas Reardon of Microsoft, participating as well.

Columbia University School of General Studies

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In 2004, Reardon went back to college, studying Classics at the Columbia University School of General Studies.

United States

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Reardon''' (born 1969) is an American computational neuroscientist and the CEO and co-founder of CTRL-labs.

Computational neuroscience

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Reardon''' (born 1969) is an American computational neuroscientist and the CEO and co-founder of CTRL-labs.

Programmer

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Formerly, he was a computer programmer and developer at Microsoft.

Microsoft

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Formerly, he was a computer programmer and developer at Microsoft.

New Hampshire

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Reardon is originally from New Hampshire, from an Irish-Catholic background.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Described as a "math and computer prodigy," Reardon took graduate-level math and science classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while in high school.

Bill Gates

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After the startup's acquisition, he met Bill Gates and joined Microsoft for 10 years as a program manager on the Windows 95 and Windows 98 projects.

Windows 95

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After the startup's acquisition, he met Bill Gates and joined Microsoft for 10 years as a program manager on the Windows 95 and Windows 98 projects.

Windows 98

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After the startup's acquisition, he met Bill Gates and joined Microsoft for 10 years as a program manager on the Windows 95 and Windows 98 projects.

Internet Explorer 3

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Notably, he delivered the first implementation of CSS in Internet Explorer 3.

Netscape Navigator

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IE3 was the first incarnation of Explorer to seriously compete with Netscape Navigator, which until that point had been the most popular browser.

Browser wars

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During Reardon's tenure, Internet Explorer surpassed Netscape Navigator as the most-used web browser in the late 1990s and early 2000s, in what came to be known as the First Browser War.

XML

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Reardon was one of the earliest advocates and influencers of HTML4, CSS, and XML, designing the first commercial implementations of these languages.

Competition law

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In 1998, Microsoft became embroiled in antitrust litigation, United States v. Microsoft Corp as a result of the browser war with Netscape.

United States v. Microsoft Corp.

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In 1998, Microsoft became embroiled in antitrust litigation, United States v. Microsoft Corp as a result of the browser war with Netscape.

Openwave

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Reardon later joined OpenWave, a mobile software company, where he served as general manager and then Vice President, finally being appointed Chief Technology Officer, a post he held until 2004.

Chief technology officer

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Reardon later joined OpenWave, a mobile software company, where he served as general manager and then Vice President, finally being appointed Chief Technology Officer, a post he held until 2004.

MIT Technology Review

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In 2003, the MIT Technology Review named Reardon, then 34, one of its Top 35 Innovators Under 35, an annually published list recognizing innovators for "accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world as we know it".

Innovators Under 35

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In 2003, the MIT Technology Review named Reardon, then 34, one of its Top 35 Innovators Under 35, an annually published list recognizing innovators for "accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world as we know it".

Classics

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In 2004, Reardon went back to college, studying Classics at the Columbia University School of General Studies.

Freeman Dyson

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He credits a conversation with physicist Freeman Dyson for inspiring him to widen his worldview.