Happy Birthday, Internet

internetForty years ago today, computer scientists at UCLA networked two computers & exchanged data between them creating the very first node in the internet.  The computer scientists were working on developing a government-funded project for global communication between computers called the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (or ARPANET).

Some argue that Sept. 2nd is not the true birthday and, instead, Oct. 29th is a more meaningful date.  On that date, the first connection between two sites — UCLA & Sanford — takes place.  For other meaningful dates in the history of the internet, you can check out the Associated Press.

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