Archive for October 29th, 2006

(Oct.29) Today we’re celebrating…The Interweb’s Birthday

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Happy Birthday to The Internet**

It was thirty-seven years ago today
When Standford Research Institute got the gang to play
And they came the UCLA way
So “ARPANET” became a “series of tubes?”***
And Happy Birthday to
Al Gore’s little kid…the Internet
*

*sung really, really badly to the tune of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

**On October 29, 1969 the first data link up between computers from UCLA and The Standford Research Institute was successful, thus ushering in what would become ARPANET – the predecessor of the the Internet.
FYI: The email symbol @  was adopted for use in 1972.

***Series of tubes was a metaphor used by  United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), to describe the Internet in a Wednesday, June 28, 2006 speech about network neutrality” OY! Our governmental geniuses at work.
Source: Wikipedia

 

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