"first" computer on the internet

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Mon Jul 21 05:51:34 CDT 2008

>Subject: Re: "first" computer on the internet
>   From: Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com>
>   Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 23:21:09 -0700
>     To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Allison wrote:
>> I'm a bit surpirzed no one has mentioned UUCP.
>While uucp can be run over the internet, it is fundamentally a 
>store-and-forward system, and unrelated to internet protocols.
>IIRC uucp was invented by Mike Lesk around 1976.

It is true that many system that didn't have connectviity to the big hub systems
that formed tha backbone if DARPA-net then later ARPAnet used UUCP to pass their 


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