Happy birthday Internet! 35 years old!

Posted on Saturday, October 30 2004 @ 20:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles are celebrating the anniversary of the first message sent over what would eventually become the internet.

In the 1960s, computer scientists at American universities and in the U.S. Department of Defence devised a plan for a network of computers that could all communicate with each other.

After the hardware was put in place, researchers at UCLA attempted on Oct. 29, 1969, to log in to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California..

More info at CBC

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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