"first" computer on the internet
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Jul 20 12:15:47 CDT 2008
On Sun, 20 Jul 2008, Sean Conner wrote:
> Depends upon the service. AOL with USENET and email in 1993. Compuserve
> probably a bit before that. Heck, still remember the Trumpet IP stack for
Compuserve started in 1969!
When internet access started becoming popular, like AOHell, it even tried
to compete with the internet for a while, with forums, etc.
Now it is owned by AOL?
Remember when Netcom, etc. put their own wrappers around internet content?
There is certainly some validity to examining the historical point wherein
public awareness crossed some specific or arbitrary threshold.
For example, when was the first NON-COMPUTER oriented advertsing
containing a URL?
Who was the first politician to mention a website?
Who decided to paint a URL on the fenders of UC campus police cars?
When did Fry's finally get a website?
But, looking at the time period when Dan first became aware of the
internet is mutually incompatible with ANY sort of "first computer on the
internet" type of claim to fame. There is some valid curiousity about the
1048576th computer on the internet, but museum interest??
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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