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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ten Great Moments In Internet History

This just in from the Utah Web Services site:
Most of us would never know that the 1957 launch of Sputnik would lead us to the Internet. Most of those reading, are probably already thinking. INCORRECT! However, it was the fear of the Soviets that led Dwight D. Eisenhower to develop ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) which would assemble of some of the greatest minds in the United States and eventually create the first internet. This teams first project was to put the first US Satellite into orbit and they accomplished the task in just 18 months. Afterwards, ARPA turned its attention to the need for improved military communications in 1962, with a focus on computer networking. By 1968, ARPA brought a lot of its research contracts to the university level, pulling them from the private sector. Many breakthroughs occured in this time period but none more than:

1. The Creation of the ARPANET

In the beginning...

For the rest of the Top Ten, click here.

Via Coudal, of course.


Blogger Philippe Archontakis said...

Hi Debbie, I've discovered your latest book "How to think...". Since then, i've listen to the podcasts, read your blog, browse your flikcr, etc. You're very inspiring and wondering where do you find the time and the energy to do all of this. Congrats for your good work! stay passionate.

Philippe, from Montréal, Canada

7/18/2008 10:27:00 AM  

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