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Internet Turns 30 Years Old, But Don't Thank Al Gore
2013-01-01 11:45:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While you sift through Craigslist in hopes of finding used workout gear to kickstart that New Year's resolution, or check on Instagram to ensure no pictures from last night of you showed up on the site, wish a happy birthday to the very reason for it all, and no it's not Al Gore. The Internet is celebrating its 30th birthday today, January 1st, evolving into a necessity for our everyday lives since 1983. January 1, 1983 was...

Who’s Your Daddy? Debate Fires Up Again Over Father Of The Internet
2012-07-24 10:39:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One presidential quip and a Wall Street Journal column later, the Internet has once more become aware of its bastardization, left to wander this world fatherless and alone. Gordon Crovitz reopened the wound this weekend, calling into question President Obama´s quote, "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet." As the...

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2009-10-29 14:05:00

Forty years ago, at 9pm October 29, 1969, engineers at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) prepared to transmit data between initial nodes of what was known at the time as ARPANET. Engineer Charley Kline attempted to test the nascent network by logging on to a Scientific Data Systems computer that resided 400 miles away at SRI. Kline began by typing the letter "L", and then asked his colleague Bill Duvall at SRI via telephone whether or not...

2009-10-28 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29: INTERNET AT 40 Profile America -- Thursday, October 29th. A technological breakthrough that has had a profound impact on American society, the nation's economy and on most individuals is 40 years old. It was on this date in 1969 that the first connection was made on what would...

2009-10-20 10:45:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five Internet pioneers involved in development of early Internet technologies, including ARPANET and TCP/IP communications protocols, released a public letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski applauding his commitment to non-discrimination and transparency principles in the upcoming Commission proceeding to promote an open Internet. Signers of the letter include Vint Cerf, Stephen Crocker, David Reed, Lauren Weinstein, and Daniel Lynch. The...

2009-09-16 13:54:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago this October, two computers connected to form the ARPANET and launch the world's first successful packet-switched wide area computer network. This first connection, in the form of a logon request, was sent to SRI International (then known as Stanford Research Institute) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). This remote access initiated a new, flexibly formed network structure for computer resource sharing. While...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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