: From: Fergie (Paul Ferguson)
: Date: Sun Aug 29 14:13:09 2004
: "Thirty-five years after computer scientists at UCLA linked two bulky
: computers using a 15-foot gray cable, testing a new way to exchange data
: over networks, what would ultimately become the Internet remains a work
: in progress."
I want to point out that there is a special forum commemorating the 35th
anniversary of the internet at UCLA on Oct 29th. I guess some consider
the birth of the internet as communication between two computers at
different sites through the IMPs instead of just the first communication
between the UCLA computer and IMP #1, which is still in Dr. Leonard
Kleinrock's office. I would tend to agree with Dr Klienrock's web page,
though, which says of Sept 2, 1969:
Fortunately, the team had done its job well and bits began moving
between the UCLA computer and the IMP that same day. By the next day
they had messages moving between the machines. THUS WAS BORN THE
ARPANET, AND THE COMMUNITY WHICH HAS NOW BECOME THE INTERNET!
A link to the event: http://internetanniversary.cs.ucla.edu
Hope to see a lot of you there...
...and The Thing said "lo". It crashed on "g".