Monday, November 9, 2009

Prediction of the Internet From 1969

In the 1960s, The US military created ARPANET, the predecessor to today's Internet. It was originally conceived to be used for military and university applications. However, a forward thinker was able to see the potential for use of the 'Net by everyone. Here is how the Internet was envisioned back in 1969. Not too far off the mark, although a little sexist.

If only I could watch this clip, or any YouTube clip for that manner. A new Flash player came out last week, but my workplace hasn't updated it yet. Me sad :(


Todd Mason said...

Hm. A little sexist?

I wonder who put this together...and how many people at Xerox still kick themselves about not pushing forward with the graphic interfaces they had in house at about this time, and becoming the largest corporation in the world. Actually, I suppose those decisioneers have long since taken their gold ingot retirements...

Phillyradiogeek said...

"How can I save up for that toolkit if that women won't stop buying shoes?"


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