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50 Years since ARPANET to Today's Internet

12:56 pm on Oct 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It's 50 years since scientists tried and successfully sent messages via ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.

Vint Cerf was 26 years old at that time, and much has changed since those early days.

Often called The Father of The Internet, Vint Cerf has been looking forward and there are a series of interviews around the web.

Here are a few of them.

The internet is now 50 years old. The first online message? It was a typo [eu.usatoday.com]

Internet 'father' Vint Cerf on challenges ahead [bbc.co.uk]

Internet founder Vint Cerf looks to the next 50 years of his creation [newscientist.com]

The internet was supposed to be a utopia. 50 years on, what happened? [newscientist.com]

ARPANETís first transmission is 50, but its influence is still felt today [itpro.co.uk]

Experts Optimistic About the Next 50 Years of Digital Life [pewinternet.org]
9:25 pm on Oct 31, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Wait...I thought Al Gore invented the internet. ;) Happy birthday ARPANET.
10:20 pm on Oct 31, 2019 (gmt 0)


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i remember first learning about arpanet at a seminar about computer networking in newton, MA when arpanet was probably 13 years old.
4:52 pm on Nov 12, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Wow! They really made a greate piece of work for us! For our and their future. We should respect such people. Can't imagine my life without the Internet