The Internet at 40: ‘Net pioneer still surprised by online world

Can you remember a time when you didn’t watch videos of silly cats on YouTube, or didn’t buy everything from books to car parts to clothes online? What about mail? You know, the stuff that came in paper envelopes with little postage stamps?Forty years ago Wednesday, something happened that changed the way we shop, do business, learn and stay in touch with relatives and friends. It was Sept. 2, 1969 when computer scientists at UCLA created a network connection between two computers. They set up the first node of what has become today’s Internet.To read this Computerworld report in full, see:

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