In the 1960s and '70s, ARPANET
was "the glue that held the computer science community together," says Kahn.
is a military project based on Welsh scientist Donald Davies's design that was developed at the universities, such as University of California (Los Angeles (UCLA)) and the Stanford Research Institute in 1960.
The internet, then known as ARPANET
, was brought online in 1969 under a contract let by the renamed Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) which initially connected four major computers at universities in the southwestern US.
Forty years ago this October, two computers connected to form the ARPANET
and launch the world's first successful packet- switched wide area computer network.
The first internet network linked just four computers at US Universities and was called ARPANET
grew in the 1970s, with more and more universities and institutions connecting to it.
The term Internet refers to the worldwide system of interconnected networks originally conceived of in the early 1960s and first implemented by DARPA as ARPANET
Only the greenest of newbies will be surprised to learn of the Pentagon's involvement in funding ARPANET
, the Internet's precursor.