History of The Internet
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Posted by Kelly (+2647) 9 years ago
I found this article interesting. An internet-like concept was actually thought of in 1934.

http://www.livescience.co...story.html
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9804) 9 years ago
ca. 2,500,000 B.C.E. (+/- a million years or more) the mother of all information-sharing technologies came into usage.

ca. 3200 B.C. (+/- a century or two) information-sharing technology was revolutionized on a scale as of yet to be surpassed.

In the mid-15th century information-sharing technology made a leap that still probably outweighs the impact of the internet on human society & culture.

Makes me wonder what the next big step will be like? One that will be comparable to jump from cuneiform on clay tablets to Gutenberg's Bible.
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Posted by Julie (+415) 9 years ago
Al Gore.
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Posted by Kelly (+2647) 9 years ago
Al Gore NEVER said he invented the internet.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q...e_internet

[This message has been edited by Kelly (6/8/2012)]
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+470) 9 years ago
He said he "took the initiative in creating" the internet. If you read the whole statement, his meaning is more clear, but this is a classic case of people (and the media) taking something out of context and losing the real meaning in the process.

It was a self-serving statement though, you have to agree on that. But of course you can't be a politician without engaging in those!
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Posted by Julie (+415) 9 years ago
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Posted by SD (+1533) 9 years ago
I saw algore introduced on tv as "the man who invented the internet" and he came out waving and smiling with that stupid look on his face. I am sure he was in on his introduction.
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