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The Brief, Remarkable Life of the Genius Who Transformed the Internet

Before his young death on board the Boeing 767 that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Danny Lewin wrote a set of algorithms that would end the "World Wide Wait" online.

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Seconds later, Sweeney said, “Oh, my God, we are way too low.”

Silence.

At 8:46 a.m., the Boeing 767 slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board.

Published with permission from Da Capo Press. 

Molly Knight Raskin is the author of No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet. 

 
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