22 October 2009

A Revolution 40 Years in the Making

Computing Now | A Revolution 40 Years in the Making

The IEEE Computer Society have publsihed this interesting retrospective to mark 40 years of the Internet. It's a summary page, with links to two articles: An interview with Len Kleinrock on the origins of the Internet (Mar/Apr 1997 IEEE Internet Computing); A contribution on the Internet's future (Jan/Feb 2000).

I think a lot of people who talk about the Future Internet should read this and understand what the Internet is and where it came from, so that their ideas on possible future directsions are grounded in the reality of what actually happened so far.

Of course, I'm having such conversations, and many otehr stimulating conversations, as I am in Istanbul for the eChallenges 2009 conference.

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