|Obituary: Paul Flaherty, AltaVista Creator|
|Jordan Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 24 Mar 2006 20:50:46 -0600
Paul Flaherty, AltaVista Creator, Dies|
By JORDAN ROBERTSON, Associated Press Writer
Paul A. Flaherty, a computer engineer who helped create the pioneering
Flaherty died March 16 of a heart attack at his home in Belmont, about
Flaherty came up with the idea of indexing Web pages that made the
"He was such a warm and loving man, and he was exceptionally smart,"
Flaherty was working as a research engineer at Digital Equipment
The Web site was made public in December 1995 and within weeks was
Flaherty served as director for technical strategy at AltaVista until
Born in Milwaukee and raised in Minnesota, Flaherty earned a doctorate
"I never saw him taking to the more cutthroat lifestyle in Silicon
He is survived by his wife, Natasha Flaherty of Belmont; his parents,
A funeral mass and burial is scheduled for Tuesday in Fargo.
Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.
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