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It was 40 years ago today..

Happy 40th birthday to the internet
On October 29 1969 , the first Arpanet network connection between remote computers was established.

Arpanet was the military precursor to what we now know as the internet (the term "internetting" would not be coined until 1977).

Anyway, at 10.30pm precisely, the first message was sent over the Arpanet between the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Stanford Research Institute by student Charley Kline. The message itself was the word "login". The "l" and the "o" transmitted without problem but then the system crashed. So, trivia fans, the first message transmitted over the internet was "lo".

It will never catch on...

Comments

Tim, you really will need to stop banging on about how nonsensical global warming is - you are attracting carefully selected ads from google such as :

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One might just get the idea you are all for it ....

Alan Douglas

A couple of points.....

The first messages were NOT typed into a web browser.

Web browsers are NOT "the Internet".

Netscape is NOT the first browser (MOSIAC is, I think--it certainly predates Netscape, which is a descendant.)

A couple of points.....

The first messages were NOT typed into a web browser.

Web browsers are NOT "the Internet".

Netscape is NOT the first browser (MOSIAC is, I think--it certainly predates Netscape, which is a descendant.)

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