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    History Lesson: The Origins of the Internet

    It represents the original design for the Internet, scribbled on a napkin.  This dates back to 1969, and the four nodes pictured are the University of California in Santa Barbara, Stanford Research Institute, UCLA, and the University of Utah.  The test data  transmitted between these machines was meaningless, but this breakthrough led to the formation of the Internet.

    Here is a short history of the ensuing chain of events:

    September 2, 1969: First time two computers communicated with each other (UCLA & SRI).

    October  29, 1969:   Message sent from computer to computer in different locations.

    1971:                             The first email was sent.

    January 1, 1983:      ARPANET adopted the standard TCP/IP protocol.

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    by Shockwave on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 11:39:39 AM PDT

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