Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Birthday: Internet Turns 40!

Forty years ago, on October 29, 1969, the first Internet message was sent. It was no more than a two characters, lo. The message went from one computer at UCLA to another at Sanford U., and it was considered a monumental event. To read more about the birth of the Internet, check out Dennis Baron's post on the Web of Language: The Internet: It was 40 years ago today that the series of tubes went live.... Also, here is a link to a Fox broadcast with one of the inventors of the Internet, Leonard Kleinrock, the UCLA professor, speaking on the eve of the 40th anniversary. Or watch this National Geographic video about the birth of the Internet. Is it time to get out the birthday candles and celebrate? Where would we be without the Internet? Where do you think we will be with telecommunications in another 40 years?

Photo is of Leonard Kleinrock, readily available on multiple Internet sites.

1 comment:

Scott Kossbiel said...

THANK YOU INTERNET...I don't know what I'd do without you...I know I am a dork, but it is true!

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