Important day in history!


10 Responses to “Important day in history!”

  1. Felton / Moderator says:

    Did they try turning it off and on again?


    Voicemail message:

    “Yeah, I sent you a message through arpanet, did you read it yet? Just checking, uhhhh… call me back to let me know you read it, okay? Alright, talk to you later, umm, bye.”

    So it was also the first voicemail message left to see if someone had checked their email yet.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Funny, and Windows 3.0 was sill 25 years away…..

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thus began the longstanding history of blaming the ISP for a botched e-mail.

  5. eltoozero says:

    This happened because they were sending the ‘login’ command and the receiving system’s autocomplete mechanism tried to fire back ‘gin’ after the sender typed ‘log’. The test was a success, and was one step on the path of getting the growing number of diverse computer systems inter-communicating.

    It’s a myth that The Internet was created to withstand nuclear attack, the real story is someone at the pentagon wondered why he needed individual terminals in his office to speak to each different mainframe.

    “Where Wizard’s Stay Up Late”, a great book that tells the whole story, includes firsthand accounts of the events in this article.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Lo, and behold.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Even back then AT&T’s network sucked.

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