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Author Topic: How The Internet Was Born.  (Read 2247 times)

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How The Internet Was Born.
« on: November 13, 2014, 06:15:47 AM »
KHDAaMO.jpgHow The Internet Was Born.

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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 06:16:18 AM »
Thought this was cool enough to share here :)

Side note: Anybody know what Sputnik has do with any of this?

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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 06:41:51 AM »
Thought this was cool enough to share here :)

Definitely! :)

But did anyone notice how it goes very quickly from "HEY! We can communicate!" to "HEY! We can blow up and kill people!"?

Side note: Anybody know what Sputnik has do with any of this?

Sputnik scared the US. Keep in mind that the entirely justifiable red scare was going on at that time.

Remember, the communists had murdered between 5 and 10 million Ukrainians between 1932 and 1933, and a lot more afterwards. The US (and most of the world) was terrified of the widespread mass murder of communists.

The US had actually handed over prisoners of war to the Soviets at the end of WWII. They were never seen again. They were shipped off to gulags, and the allies knew what would happen to them when they turned them over.

The technological advance of Sputnik in that scenario was utterly terrifying. Imagine a completely insane, homicidal juggernaut gaining an important technological advantage over you that you couldn't overcome --- that was the Sputnik scare.

However, the allies had captured most of the German scientists at the end of WWII, and brought them over to the West under Operation Paperclip.

We have not even begun to scratch the surface... ;)

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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 07:02:17 AM »
^ - That explains it!   Thanks!!!

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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 08:29:28 AM »
For some reason, I always thought it happened in the back of a taxi on the corner of Park and 57th!

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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 02:21:08 PM »
How is the internet formed?

It needs to way instain ARPA, who .... : )


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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2014, 07:20:21 PM »
Too bad for all the typos in that infographic. Otherwise it's pretty cool.


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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 09:58:21 AM »
Thought this was cool enough to share here :)

Side note: Anybody know what Sputnik has do with any of this?

Definitely cool... thanks!   :)

I have always viewed Sputnik as a dent in the US's armor, regarding the space-race, rather than any future military threat.
This possible threat may be why it's included.  :(

Can't really give a good internet-creation timeline without satellites.
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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2014, 10:24:26 AM »
But did anyone notice how it goes very quickly from "HEY! We can communicate!" to "HEY! We can blow up and kill people!"?

I presume you meant worldwide killing?  :(  Sad but true.

BTW: If you use a GPS device you can thank the US Military.   :P
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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 12:22:48 AM »
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: How The Internet Was Born.
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 10:39:01 AM »
Thanks for sharing.

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