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The Birth of the Internet, 40 Years Ago at UCLA

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Without the internet, we would have never found this photo. Thanks, internet! | Photo by Alyssa & Colin via Flickr


Without the internet, we would have never found this photo. Thanks, internet! | Photo by Alyssa & Colin via Flickr
When the first internet transmission happened, there was no celebration. In fact, the guys behind it back on October 29th, 1969 (40 years and one day ago), invented the internet and called it a night. That's because at the time, they had no idea that their solution to an annoying problem would start changing the world years later. In case you missed it, NPR yesterday did a fascinating report on the events leading up to the birth of ARPANET:

UCLA celebrated the 40th birthday yesterday with a symposium and Arianna Huffington was one of the speakers. "We're at a real turning point politically, culturally and in our personal lives," she said. "Politically, if it weren't for the Internet, Barack Obama would not be president."