Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Happy Birthday Internet!

Today is the 42nd anniversary
of the first three-network test of the Internet Protocols: joining ARPANET, Packet Radio and Packet Satellite networks linking the US and Europe!

Yes, government funding (and Al Gore) created the Internet. Surprise!

Government funding kept people like Vinton Cerf (who invented both the IP and TCP), and a few dozen others (like Tim Berners-Lee) in food and shelter while they did Great Things That Changed the World.

It’s all explained here >> https://web.eecs.umich.edu/~fessler/misc/funny/gore,net.txt, and in this unlikely news article >> https://www.foxnews.com/tech/al-gore-inducted-into-internet-hall-of-fame.amp

What's this have to do with dogs?  Maybe quite a lot, as I explained in an old post: 
The Internet May Yet Save the Dog.

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