Happy 40th Birthday Internet

Posted on September 2, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Vonei would like to wish the Internet a happy 40th birthday today. Back on 9/2/69 two computers connected with a 15 foot cable passed test data in a lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA professor Len Kleinrock and graduate students Vinton Cerf and Stephen Crocker conducted the initial tests.

About a month later the Stanford Research Institute joined ARPANET, followed by US Santa Barbara and the University of Utah. The Internet was born. Of course no one knew back then the applications that would be developed, and the extent that people would be using Internet services such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and online video conferencing services like Vonei Meeting.

Today people email, IM, exchange documents, conduct audio calls, and conduct video calls online. With broadband Internet access widely deployed people worldwide have access to more information and faster communication with others. And it all started 40 years ago today.

Happy Birthday Internet!

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