The internet's future is out of this world by Vint Cerf

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 02/11/2006 12:45

The internet's future is out of this world by Vint Cerf
In 2006 most people in the developed world would find it hard to imagine life without the internet; never before has a single technology become so central to our lives so quickly. Email, search, e-commerce, social networking sites -- hundreds of millions of people use them every day. But the original internet was a very different world. Designed in 1973, the idea was to enable the US Defence Department to integrate computers into its command and control system. Of course, it was also immediately adopted by its academic developers for their own uses!
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