3/4 No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet ; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Molly Knight Raskin (Author), Christine Marshall (Narrator), & 1 more
Danny Lewin's brilliant but brief life is largely unknown because, until now, those closest to him have guarded their memories and quietly mourned their loss. For Lewin was almost certainly the first victim of 9/11, stabbed to death at age 31 while trying to overpower the terrorists who would eventually fly American Flight 11 into the World Trade Center. But ironically it was 9/11 that proved the ultimate test for Lewin's vision - while phone communication failed and web traffic surged as never before, the critical news and government sites that relied on Akamai - and the technology pioneered by Danny Lewin - remained up and running.