"first" computer on the internet

Rich Alderson RichA at vulcan.com
Tue Jul 22 15:58:06 CDT 2008

> From: Allison
> Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 3:52 AM

>> From: Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com>
>> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 23:21:09 -0700

>> 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 
> traffic?

There never was a "DARPA-net".  ARPA was renamed DARPA more than a
decade after the ARPANET was originally created.

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