October 01, 2009

It was 40 years ago...

... happy birthday dear Internet...!

Depending on how the birth of an all-pervasive technolgy is determined, it was either September 2, 1969 ,when two computers at UCLA were networked, or October 29, when the first email between the two computers was sent. According to an ABC news story, "The message was supposed to be "login" but computer scientist Leonard Kleinrock was only able to type "lo" before the system crashed."

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