Internet celebrates its 50th birthday today - This is how it all started (..with a crashing connection)

Internet celebrates its 50th birthday today - This is how it all started (..with a crashing connection)
Exactly 50 years ago today, on 29th of October, 1969, the first message was sent over something that we nowadays recognize as the Internet. Basically, today marks the date when the first ever message was successfully (more about that later..) was over a long distance computer network.

On 29th of October, 1969, Leonard Kleinrock, a graduate student at the UCLA, tried to send a message to Stanforrd University, to Charley Kline ja Bill Duvall.



Kleinrock tried to send a simple word from UCLA to Stanford: LOGIN.

But as these things go, the terminals crashed before the entire message was sent out.

So, the first message ever sent over the Internet was simply LO.

The team managed to sent the entire LOGIN word about an hour later, but history nowadays remembers mostly the "LO".

After that message, the development of the Internet's predecessor, ARPANET, started taking shape over the upcoming decades, finally, in 1990s, transforming into a mainstream medium that we know as the modern Internet. Nowadays, 29th of October is widely celebrated as the Internet Day.

Written by: Petteri Pyyny @ 29 Oct 2019 17:48
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