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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: xairbusdriver on October 31, 2019, 10:06:02 pm

Title: Happy Birthday - Internet!
Post by: xairbusdriver on October 31, 2019, 10:06:02 pm
According to this story at Fast Design (https://www.fastcompany.com/90423457/50-years-ago-today-the-internet-was-born-in-room-3420), the Internet was first used on October 29, 1969 around 10:29 pm PT! 50 years old!!! [cheer]
Title: Re: Happy Birthday - Internet!
Post by: Weatheraardvark on October 31, 2019, 10:16:23 pm
and a toast to my 33.6 kb modem...  wheeeeeeee
Title: It grew a lot - but the closest "birth." (Re: Happy Birthday - Internet!)
Post by: elagache on October 31, 2019, 11:06:10 pm
Dear X-Air, Weatheraardvark, and WeatherCat Netizens,

According to this story at Fast Design (https://www.fastcompany.com/90423457/50-years-ago-today-the-internet-was-born-in-room-3420), the Internet was first used on October 29, 1969 around 10:29 pm PT! 50 years old!!! [cheer]

The Internet has become much more than the ARPANET, but the ARPANET is the earliest manifestation of what we could recognize as today's Internet.  Here is the Wikipedia article about it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET)

Thanks for sharing the occasion X-Air!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
Title: Re: Happy Birthday - Internet!
Post by: wurzelmac on November 01, 2019, 02:00:02 pm
Happy birthday, dear internet. Nice that we have you.

 [cheer] [cheers1] [rock]
Title: Re: Happy Birthday - Internet!
Post by: Steve on November 02, 2019, 03:42:29 pm
and a toast to my 33.6 kb modem...  wheeeeeeee
Wow, you had one of those fast ones! Our first was 300 baud. ;)
Title: Ditto! (Re: Happy Birthday - Internet!)
Post by: elagache on November 02, 2019, 09:25:45 pm
Dear Steve, Reinhard, Weatheraardvark, and WeatherCat Internet old-timers,

and a toast to my 33.6 kb modem...  wheeeeeeee
Wow, you had one of those fast ones! Our first was 300 baud. ;)

Well, I think our first modem was a Hayes clone that was already 1200/300 baud.  But there were some 300 baud connections to U.C. Berkeley.  Definitely a lesson in patience!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
Title: Re: Happy Birthday - Internet!
Post by: Weatheraardvark on November 02, 2019, 09:54:11 pm
Wasn't the net, but back in 1974  I used a decwriter.  I was 40 miles away and often while programming it, the thing would disconnect from the server and only when I glanced to the modem, I noticed it was off line.  So it was a back track to find out how much didn't load.
Title: Re: Ditto! (Re: Happy Birthday - Internet!)
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2019, 04:01:28 pm
Dear Steve, Reinhard, Weatheraardvark, and WeatherCat Internet old-timers,

and a toast to my 33.6 kb modem...  wheeeeeeee
Wow, you had one of those fast ones! Our first was 300 baud. ;)

Well, I think our first modem was a Hayes clone that was already 1200/300 baud.  But there were some 300 baud connections to U.C. Berkeley.  Definitely a lesson in patience!

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

It wasn't a long lesson! Our dial-in node for CompuServe was a long distance call to Richmond, VA (from rural northern VA.) I think I had the modem for two months before I discovered the phone bill (and CompuServe fee) was going to be more than the cost of the modem real soon, so I sold it at a local computer club meeting.