Arpanet article on CNN
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Thu Oct 29 13:11:52 CDT 2009
Evan Koblentz wrote:
And I have already posted a correction that it was Charley Kline, not Leonard Kleinrock.
MOUNTAIN VIEW and MENLO PARK Calif., CAMBRIDGE Mass.
—October 26, 2009—
Forty years ago this week, two programmers sat in front of computer terminals
four hundred miles apart. Unknowingly, they were about to make history. At the
University of California, Los Angeles, Charley Kline typed
a login sequence at around nine p.m. on October 29, 1969. The command went through interface
computers built by Cambridge’s BBN Technologies (formerly Bolt, Beranek, and Newman) on its
way to Kline’s counterpart Bill Duvall, at SRI International (then known as Stanford Research
Institute) in Menlo Park, California. The first couple of letters came through to the SRI
machine before the system crashed. The minor setback would be fixed quickly, and the connection
was fully in place by 10:30 p.m. The very first data had been sent between two nodes of the
ARPANET, a key precursor to the Internet.
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