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Technology 50 Years Ago, the Internet Started in This Room

17:15  28 october  2019
17:15  28 october  2019 Source:   popularmechanics.com

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10 years ago I remember watching a TV that was bigger in width then it was length and only had 5 channels, providing that your satellite was working. It is incredibly rare for someone not to own some sort of smartphone in this day. Which I personally think is unbelievable as such a short time ago

On October 29, 1969, in this room at UCLA, a student programmer sent the first message using ARPANET, a precursor to the modern internet. The message didn't go well. The programmer, Charley Kline, got halfway through the word login before the program crashed. It wasn't a great start.

a room with a desk and chair: In this room 50 years ago, the internet was born.© Robyn Beck - Getty Images In this room 50 years ago, the internet was born.

It would take a few more decades until the internet started entering our homes, but its impact is almost incalculable. It's transformed nearly every facet of life, and whole human generations identify around its existence.

Left, the SDS Sigma-7 was the first computer connected to the internet. The world’s first router, right, created the first communication connection between two computers on October 29, 1969.© Wikimedia Commons Left, the SDS Sigma-7 was the first computer connected to the internet. The world’s first router, right, created the first communication connection between two computers on October 29, 1969.

On the 50th anniversary of ARPANET's first message, Popular Mechanics is spending the week exploring the bright spots and dark corners of this revolutionary global communication system. We'll revisit the famous sites—past and present—that created the internet as we know it today, experience what it's like to be on the receiving end of social media's collective ire, and explore a U.S. town where the internet is illegal (really).

But most importantly, we'll dive deep into what's next for the internet and try to imagine how it could shape our lives in the next 50 years and beyond.

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