Arpanet

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Arpanet

The first digital network that utilized packet switching, which is the transmission of data, regardless of content, in manageable chunks called packets. This was a revolutionary technology and ultimately led to the creation of the modern Internet. It was developed in the 1960s by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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In 1969, this technology, known as "packet switching," was used to link four large mini-computers at separate West Coast universities - and DARPAnet was formed.
He began his involvement with the Internet through ARPANET, DARPANET and eventually the Internet in 1968.
Nagel, inventor of the Digits software, has designed several strategic mission-critical computer systems for government and industry, including fundamental techniques employed in the DARPANET, which is the predecessor of the Internet.