The internet celebrates 30 years of TCP/IP dominance

The start of 2013 marks a significant milestone for the internet, as it is 30 years ago that Arpanet, precursor of the modern day internet, was switched to running on the TCP/IP protocol stack, a move that paved the way for the global internet as we know it today.Arpanet, or the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, was itself the world’s first operational packet-switched network, and a product of the Cold War era. It was developed to link together the numerous computer systems and sites operated by the US military, to make it easier to access resources at one location from any other on the network. see:Vint Cerf Hails 30th Birthday of the Modern-Day Internet
The Internet, a global system of interconnected computer networks that has transformed the lives of billions of people across the world, turned 30 on Tuesday.Although the origins of the Internet reach back to research of the 1960s – commissioned by the United States government to build robust, fault-tolerant, and distributed computer networks – 1 January 1983 was the day that the Internet as we know it replaced previous networking systems.

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