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Birth of the Internet - August 1st, 1969

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Our products have been successful for several reasons, but the main ones are three: our effort and long term vision in considering the User’s needs, our faithful and unfailing customers, and the wondrous Internet.

This tip is dedicated to providing a brief note on the birth of what has become the magical basis of global communications and success stories everywhere.

The birth of the internet was sort of a “big bang”, brief and explosive. It stemmed from an experiment carried out by the US. Department of Defense in the early 1960s; the main idea was to create a network which would hold up and continue operations should a nuclear war or other calamity should take place. It would continue to function even if part of the network was destroyed. This network was called ARPANET, (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network); its goal was to link U.S. scientific and academic researchers.

Nowadays, it is considered the forerunner of the Internet as we know it.

August 1st, 1969, Birth of the Internet

For a brief yet more informative version of the history of the Internet, click here or here.

For a longer more detailed version, click here.


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