200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1964

Michalis Dertouzos becomes a faculty member at MIT

The son of a Navy officer, Michalis Dertouzos graduated from Athens College and continued his studies in the USA. As the director of the MIT Computer Science Lab from 1974 to 2001, he is associated with a series of technological innovations that contributed to the development of the worldwide web. In 1997, he stated for Scientific American: "We made a big mistake when we separated technology and humanism. It is time to put them back together."