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Happy Birthday, Internet

Written on: September 2nd, 2009 by: in Blog PostsNews

1969: On Sept. 2, two computers at University of California, Los Angeles, exchange meaningless data in first test of Arpanet, an experimental military network. The first connection between two sites – UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif. – takes place on Oct. 29, though the network crashes after the first two letters of the word "logon." UC Santa Barbara and University of Utah later join.

And that’s how the internet was born! Of course, for the next twenty years of so after its birth, the internet was only used by a small and specialized group. The phenomenon of today, entwined in every work and leisure aspect of our lives, was not in the original specifications. The Delaware Library Catalog includes a number of books about Tim Berners-Lee and other architects of the web.