Category Archives: Internet

The Origins of the Open Internet and Net Neutrality

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology highlight the foundations laid 50 years ago that are at the core of today’s debates over net neutrality and the open Internet. On December 6, 1967, the Advanced Research Projects … Continue reading

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The Bulletin Board System

IEEE Spectrum: For millions of people around the globe, the Internet is a simple fact of life. We take for granted the invisible network that enables us to communicate, navigate, investigate, flirt, shop, and play. Early on, this network-of-networks connected … Continue reading

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Milestones in the History of Technology: Week of January 11, 2016

January 11, 1994 The Superhighway Summit is held at UCLA’s Royce Hall. It was the “first public conference bringing together all of the major industry, government and academic leaders in the field [and] also began the national dialogue about the … Continue reading

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This Week in Tech History: The Internet is 46 years old and Internet Advertising is 21

October 27, 2010 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated or the first time, to “raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of … Continue reading

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Web and Internet Firsts

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Interface Message Processor Proposed

Today in 1968, Larry Roberts and Jerry Elkind finished writing a proposal for building the first Interface Message Processor (IMP) and submitted it to ARPA. 

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The First Node of the Internet Goes Live

45 years ago today (September 2, 1969), at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), the first Interface Message Processor (IMP), built by BBN, is connected for the first time to its SDS Sigma-7 mainframe, thus establishing the first node of what will become the ARPANET … Continue reading

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