"first" computer on the internet
tonym at compusource.net
Fri Jul 18 21:05:24 CDT 2008
>From: Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
>Sent 7/17/2008 11:45:18 PM
>To: 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts' cctalk at classiccmp.org
>Subject: RE: "first" computer on the internet
>Also ... Who is this man? Here's a bio:
That Wikipedia page is like a year old, and I can't really find much info on that person.
Besides the fact the Wikipedia is about as trustable as a lion in a butcher shop, where everything you type becomes "fact."
I worked at Citrix Systems back in 1994 until 1995, and we ALREADY had system on the Internet, or internet, when I started there early 1994, and already had CITRIX.COM, and used it for email back then. We used the Microsoft Gateway for MS Mail.
I also remember registering ASPID.COM with Ann Westine @ ISI back in about 1991 or so, and there were ISP's cropping up already, with UUNet being the leader (at the time) - I happened to be going through the University of Miami (FL) using mthvax.cs.miami.edu, first using UUCP, and later SLIP/PPP.
I mean - wasn't AOL and CompuServe accessing the internet by then?
I think the email address had to have :INTERNET> prefixing it, or something similar?
A Sun SLC? in 1994?
Don't think so - way too late to the party - we were already drunk!
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