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NSF and the Birth of the Internet

is a multimedia story of the creation of the Internet. Learn about the individuals who began connecting computers in the 1960s. Listen to Vint Cerf, often referred to as "the father of the Internet," describe their work. Find out about TCP/IP, packet switching, CSNET, and other technologies and initiatives. Trace developments back to the first Internet message (Oct 29, 1969) and the first web page (Aug 6, 1991). See predictions about what's next. (National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

In 1972, researchers sent out the first email message using the now-familiar nomenclature we still use today. By the end of the decade, thousands of individuals across the country will be able to send and receive email. Most of these users are scientists and engineers, who use the speed of email to quickly collaborate with colleagues around the country.
A visualization of Internet connections in the United States.  Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation, adapted from map by Chris Harrison, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Me

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