Thursday, October 29, 2009

Special Anniversary Today


On this date in 1969, Arpanet went live.  Arpanet later became known by different names, the Internet and the Web.

Three months earlier, man walked on the moon for the first time.  That received a ton of publicity world wide.

Did the hooking together of four computers around the country warrant even a single newspaper mention?  I doubt it.

Yet look at which event triggered the most change in the world, and the most benefit.

I feel like I should send flowers, but where?

One interesting trivia tidbit I found in the Wikipedia entry for Arpanet.  The first time the internet was mentioned in popular TV show was in 1985, on an episode of Benson.

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