Happy Birthday Internet!

Friday, October 30, 2009

It was yesterday, actually. The Internet turned 40.
Late at night on October 29, 1969, a computer in UCLA and one in Stanford were connected through ARPANET. The first message was fairly unceremonious — it was meant to be "login", but the system crashed on the third keystroke. So the first message was, officially, "lo".
The History of the internet 1969 - 2009 gallery is obligatory
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