Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd May 2013 15:28 UTC
Internet & Networking Exactly twenty years ago, a document was published that played a huge role in establishing the web as we know it today. Twenty years later, and this simple and straightforward document is proof of an irrefutable fact: while closed technologies can change markets, open technologies can change the world.
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RE[2]: hmmm
by Bobthearch on Fri 3rd May 2013 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE: hmmm"
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

Not sure what can claim to be the 'first' internet ever, but in addition to ARPNET there was the PLATO computer system developed at the University of Illinois.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PLATO_%28computer_system%29

PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) was the first (ca. 1960, on ILLIAC I) generalized computer assisted instruction system, and, by the late 1970s, comprised several thousand terminals worldwide on nearly a dozen different networked mainframe computers.

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