... 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

Arpanet

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...


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