Category Archives: Computer Networks

2 Early Networking Experiments

In 1966-1967, two early networking experiments were influenced by J.C.R. Licklider’s interest in resource sharing and included experiments with the interactive use of remote programs. Read article » Advertisements

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Bob Metcalfe, Bob Sproull, and Alan Kay Celebrating Butler Lampson (Video)

http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=209384 From MITnews: As one of the founders of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Lampson helped create the Alto, the first computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI) — the progenitor of both the Apple … Continue reading

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Len Kleinrock on Inventing the Theory of the Internet (Video)

See also Theory of the Internet Born  and The Internet Goes Live  

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Bob Metcalfe on Ethernet at 40

See also my interviews with Metcalfe here and here

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Bob Metcalfe Gave Birth to the Ethernet 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago today (May 22, 1973), twenty-seven-year-old Bob Metcalfe turned on his IBM Selectric, “pulled out a wad of Ko-Rec-Type, snapped on an Orator ball, and banged out the memo inventing Ethernet,” as he recalled in Internet Collapses, at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center … Continue reading

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A Very Short History of Information Technology (IT)

If you were asked to name the top three events in the history of computer technology (or the history of what came to be known as the IT industry), which ones would you choose? Here’s my very short list: June … Continue reading

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A Very Short History of IT

If you were asked to name the top three events in the history of computer technology (or the history of what came to be known as the IT industry), which ones would you choose? Here’s my very short list: June … Continue reading

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