... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.
A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text... (with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)
Monday, November 21, 2011
A big day
in Internet history.
On this date in 1969 the first
network was begun.
You might not consider this a big deal, but it really was. I was on the early ARPANET/MilNet network for a few years before the actual Internet came into being and the only alternative was BBS systems. Though still connected through a telephone gateway it was the first real bi-directional communication over computers, at least in my experience...