In A Brief History of the Internet, the Internet Society denies that ARPANET was designed to survive a nuclear attack: It was from the RAND study that the false rumor started, claiming that the ARPANET was somehow related to building a network resistant to nuclear war.
The precursor to the Internet was jumpstarted in the early days of computing history, in 1969 with the U.S. Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). ARPA-funded researchers developed many of the protocols used for Internet communication today.
And the ARPANET was without form and void. And darkness was upon the deep. And the spirit of ARPA moved upon the face of the network and ARPA said, 'Let there be a protocol,' and there was a protocol.
ARPANET, in full Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, experimental computer network that was the forerunner of the Internet. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), an arm of the U.S. Defense Department, funded the development of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) in the late 1960s.
In 1967, Lawrence Roberts leads ARPAnet design discussions and publishes first ARPAnet design paper: “Multiple Computer Networks and Intercomputer Communication.” Wesley Clark suggests the network is managed by interconnected ‘Interface Message Processors’ in front of the major computers.
The original ARPAnet, grandfather to the Internet, started out as a network of four computers.
From Davies, the word ‘packet’ is adopted and the proposed line speed in ARPANET is increased from 2.4 Kbps to 50 Kbps. The acoustically coupled modem, invented in the early sixties, is vastly improved by John van Geen of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI).
ARPA research played a central role in launching the “information revolution,” including developing or furthering much of the conceptual basis for ARPANET, a ...
Brief History of the Internet. ... There is the technological evolution that began with early research on packet switching and the ARPANET ...
ARPANET 1969-1990 Computer Network The Advanced Research Projects Agency Computer Network, known as the ARPANET, was the first large-scale interconnection of ...