Xah Lee's Unixism

John Thingstad john.thingstad at chello.no
Tue Sep 7 00:06:06 CEST 2004

On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 18:56:33 +0200, Morten Reistad  
<firstname at lastname.pr1v.n0> wrote:

> In article <413c5b9c$0$19705$61fed72c at news.rcn.com>,
>  <jmfbahciv at aol.com> wrote:
> TCP/IP was launched in 1982, and the Internet (or the Arpanet, rather)
> converted Jan 1st 1983; with final NCP service turned off everywhere
> by mid march 1983.
> Tops20 has an IP package; but it was pretty rudimentary in version 4,
> and not quite complete even by those standards even in version 7.
> .. mrr

Internet was discovered long before this.
(In 1965 a research project, by the Rand cooperation, for a network that
could survive a nuclear attack. Sponsored by DARPA.
These is the real creators of the Internet technology. Not Unix hackers.)
It was the realization of www (CERN) that spawned the movement toward the  
So the year in question is about 1987.

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