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Internet turns 40 with birthday party
Breitbart ^ | 10-29-09 | Breitbart

Posted on 10/29/2009 8:15:34 PM PDT by STONEWALLS

"Technology stars, pundits, and entrepreneurs joined the Internet's father on Thursday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his culture-changing child. "It's the 40th year since the infant Internet first spoke," said University of California, Los Angeles, professor Leonard Kleinrock, who headed the team that first linked computers online in 1969.

Kleinrock led an anniversary event that blended reminiscence of the Internet's past with debate about its future."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: internet
...no mention of AlGore's role...BTW back in 1988 my wife was in graduate school....one of her professors told the class that this new thing called the inter-net could be a valuable research tool...so they had a demonstration of how to use it and nobody could get on line...it was that tricky and intimidating....say what you will about Bill Gates, he made it easy for us all.
1 posted on 10/29/2009 8:15:35 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

That’s interesting. I don’t think the Internet became ubiquitous until about 1997 or so. I think the first online service to offer it was Prodigy, if I’m correct and that wasn’t until 1993 or so.


2 posted on 10/29/2009 8:18:23 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: lmr

do people work for the Internet. I have never seen a job that states it is looking for workers for the internet. Where do they all work?

Is it really run by gerbils on little hampster wheels?

Who pays the workers?


3 posted on 10/29/2009 8:20:49 PM PDT by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: mlmr

No one is in charge of the Internet, but almost everyone contributes.

The Internet is like the web-version of a free market economy.

Looking at it this way, we should no more allow the encroachments by government into cyberspace than we should our own economy.

It’s not a perfect system, but it works better than anything else.


4 posted on 10/29/2009 8:24:08 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: lmr

“I don’t think the Internet became ubiquitous until about 1997”

Yes, to say the internet is 40, is like saying Television
was invented when Marconi transmitted a spark.


5 posted on 10/29/2009 8:24:33 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: ShadowAce

Ping


6 posted on 10/29/2009 8:27:18 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: lmr
No one is in charge of the Internet, but almost everyone contributes.

so your broadband is free? You get free telephone to for dialup? We all pay for it one way or another is there not a Internet tax that Slick Willy levied on all phone users?

7 posted on 10/29/2009 8:28:36 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: AlexW

You’re right. I can remember using Fido-net BBSes through a 300 baud Hayes modem. That wasn’t the Internet. I can also remember when this new “toy” called Mosaic came out...what does it have that Usenet and ftp don’t? LOL


8 posted on 10/29/2009 8:29:15 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: mlmr
Actually, it's dwarf hamsters running on gerbil wheels.

Photobucket

9 posted on 10/29/2009 8:31:13 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: lmr

I remember working for the Associated Press in 1983 and transmitting articles to Compuserve back then. At the time, the AP had one of the most extensive non-Government networks around, and it was transmitting articles, photos, and syndicated material all over the world.


10 posted on 10/29/2009 8:31:26 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: lmr; ShadowAce
unplug_internet
11 posted on 10/29/2009 8:34:00 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: guitarplayer1953

The government doesn’t necessarily control it.

I was not advocating any kind of telecommunications tax with my post. I was merely pointing out that for the most part, it is a stateless medium with no centralized control.

I think we can agree that’s a good thing, right?


12 posted on 10/29/2009 8:34:13 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: STONEWALLS

I can remember using ARPANET, Good grief … I’m old … ye gads … sadness in my household.


13 posted on 10/29/2009 8:35:47 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: STONEWALLS

I can’t find it now but an earlier story stated the first message sent over (what became the net) went from UCLA to Stanford, a distance of just over 400 miles. The message just read, “Lo”. It was supposed to read, “Log on” but the system crashed after 2 letters.


14 posted on 10/29/2009 8:36:35 PM PDT by Robwin (q)
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To: SlowBoat407

That’s amazing for 1983. I wouldn’t have even imagined digitized photos being transmitted over any network back then. That was the summer we plugged in our Apple IIe and welcomed ourselves to the world of computing at my house. I was 12 years old.


15 posted on 10/29/2009 8:37:58 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Robwin

“...but the system crashed after 2 letters.”

They must have been using Windows 95.


16 posted on 10/29/2009 8:39:32 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

“BBSes through a 300 baud Hayes modem.”

Yes, I remember the BBS system, but I was seriously limited
by living in the country and having to pay long distant
charges for a telco line. Not much fun running 300 baud at 20 cents per min.

I did, however run radio teletype, which would be the early form of internet, and that was in the 1960s, worldwide, and to multiple stations at the same time.
We even had teletype art, images made from combination of letters and symbols. From Tennessee, I could communicate by
RTTY, all over the world.


17 posted on 10/29/2009 8:40:54 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: AlexW

I fortunately lived in the city and 300 baud was enough for some interesting text games.

We were so amazed when 1200 and 2400 baud came out. These days a slow connection is 1,000,000 bps. We’ve certainly come a long way.


18 posted on 10/29/2009 8:44:20 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: lmr
That’s amazing for 1983. I wouldn’t have even imagined digitized photos being transmitted over any network back then.

I don't know if they were digitized, actually. I know the trade name was "AP Laser Photo", so I think it was an analog method of scanning grayscale values and varying the intensity of a laser following a scan pattern at the other end on a sensitized paper. The never went through the computer.

19 posted on 10/29/2009 8:44:50 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: STONEWALLS
It's a series of tubes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtOoQFa5ug8&feature=player_embedded#

20 posted on 10/29/2009 8:45:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: lmr
There already is one, Bill Clinton signed into law the tax to help rural and other areas have access. Along with every school having access too. You actually said that it is free and used by all and I pointed out that it is not free we pay for it through Internet access and telephone taxes.
21 posted on 10/29/2009 8:46:00 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: SlowBoat407; lmr

I take it back. From AP’s website regarding the year 1982:

AP establishes the first satellite color photo network with LaserPhoto II. The service improves the speed and quality of AP photos and marks the end of analog transmission over telephone lines, the technology that created Wirephoto.

So it happened while I was there.


22 posted on 10/29/2009 8:47:14 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: guitarplayer1953

I didn’t mean it was free in a monetary sense.

I meant that is was free as far as there being no centralized control over it.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.


23 posted on 10/29/2009 8:47:52 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: lmr
Hopefully it stays that way. but in my opinion BO and his minions will put a tax on it or try to control it in some way the wild west days will be over with. Look at china and the middle east.
24 posted on 10/29/2009 9:12:45 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Romak 7.62X54MM, AK47 7.62X39MM, LARGO 9X23MM, HAPINESS IS A WARM GUN BANG BANG YEA YEA)
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To: SlowBoat407

That basically how a fax works.


25 posted on 10/29/2009 9:16:02 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I don't have time to Procrastinate)
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To: lmr

Delphi was the first national commercial online service to offer Internet access to its subscribers - 1992.


26 posted on 10/29/2009 9:27:25 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: STONEWALLS

Bill Gates made it easy for us all... to get viruses


27 posted on 10/29/2009 10:21:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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To: STONEWALLS

Boy I remember when I thought AOL was the greatest thing and put up with waiting up to an hour just to not get a busy signal and get logged in. Then you got booted 5 mins later. That was what, 1995 I think. When you got AOL discs in the mail and inside every magazine you bought.


28 posted on 10/29/2009 10:28:04 PM PDT by Pylon
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To: guitarplayer1953

Don’t let him. Make it clear that this is a “line in the sand”.


29 posted on 10/30/2009 12:06:53 AM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: STONEWALLS

Thank you algore,
dumbass


30 posted on 10/30/2009 2:37:49 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: lmr

Who takes care of the structure and relays? Is that an organization?


31 posted on 10/30/2009 7:22:52 PM PDT by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: STONEWALLS

Let’s see, that would have put Al Gore around 20 when he invented it.

No wonder one of the first services was called Prodigy.

Probably in his honor.


32 posted on 10/30/2009 7:37:33 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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