Classic transatlantic packet delivery historyNovember 9, 2007 at 3:09 am | Posted in 30th anniversary, Artwork, BRC, Computer History Museum, Internet history, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Packet radio, Silicon Valley, SRI, Technology, Vehicle | 2 Comments
The Computer History Museum on Wednesday held an event to celebrate one of the
ABSTRACT OF TALK
A major internet milestone occured on November 22, 1977. On this date the first known three-network transmission took place among SRI International, Menlo Park and the University of Southern California via London, England. The networks involved were the ARPANET, the Bay Area packet radio network, and the Atlantic packet satellite network.
This inter-network transmission among three dissimilar networks is generally regarded as the first true Internet connection. It was also a major milestone in packet radio, the technology behind WiFi and other kinds of wireless internet access.
On November 7, 2007, the Computer History Musuem and co-host the Web History Center will present a special celebration of this historic demonstration that spawned the Internet we know and use today.
Please join us for a panel presentiion with recollections and perspectives from Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Don Nielson and other key pioneers and luminaries involved.
The SRI van from which the packet radio transmission occurred will be open for tours from 5:30-7 pm.
We will have to track that cool van down, if it parks in Mountain View for a while.
Not quite as charming as this green peacemobile, perhaps, but every vehicle has its own tale to tell:
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