Archive for October, 2009

The 40th Birthday of the Internet

On October 29, 1969, a computer at UCLA sent the first message to a computer at Stanford via a rudimentary “internet” connection established between two Interface Message Processors.  Leonard Kleinrock, Professor of Computer Science at UCLA, describes the “birth of the Internet” in this fascinating video.  The first message that the team at UCLA tried to send was “log,” which was to be completed by a response message (“in”) from the Stanford team.  But the computer crashed after the first two letters were typed, “lo”!

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