October 29, 2003

Not sure if Al Gore was there...

On October 29, 1969, the first connection was made on what would become the internet. Data flowed between UCLA and Stanford Research Institute and marked the beginning of ARPANET, which was decommissioned in 1990.

By the end of 1969, UCLA, the Stanford Reserach Institute, UC-Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah were connected. Applications like e-mail and file transfer utilities were developed. By 1973, 75% of ARPANET traffic was e-mail.

Posted by Jennifer at October 29, 2003 09:00 PM


Really?! I thought the whole began at MIT. As my mom says: Just shows to go ya...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 29, 2003 09:49 PM

Here is a link to a brief history of the internet.

MIT did connect two computers, but it wasn't through the ARPANET.

Posted by: Jennifer at October 29, 2003 10:37 PM

I worked with, on and over ARPANET from 1981-1984 or so. It was pretty neat stuff for the day.

Posted by: Ted at October 30, 2003 08:02 AM