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  1. Subscriberdivegeester
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    On 12th March 1989 the internet was born.

    Tim Berners-Lee wrote his proposal for a new information management system connecting documents held across multiple computers at CERN, where he worked as a contractor. It was the system that developed into the internet.

    Note: where I am it is actually the 13th, but it is still 12th in the US, Canada etc.
  2. Subscriberdivegeester
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    RHP born in 2001 I believe; 18 years old

    Facebook born in 2004; 15 years old

    It’s difficult to remember what life was like without the internet.
  3. SubscriberFMF
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    @divegeester said
    It’s difficult to remember what life was like without the internet.
    One can Google it.
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    @divegeester said
    On 12th March 1989 the internet was born.

    Tim Berners-Lee wrote his proposal for a new information management system connecting documents held across multiple computers at CERN, where he worked as a contractor. It was the system that developed into the internet.

    Note: where I am it is actually the 13th, but it is still 12th in the US, Canada etc.
    That's Sir Timothy to you.

    By the way, Berners-Lee just invented the World Wide Web, not the entire Internet. The internet itself grew out of research done in the 60s, until ARPANet in the 80s, and it flourished from there. The Internet was therefore born in the US, not England, like you tried to imply. I'm not knocking Berners-Lee's invention of the World Wide Web, this was a genius undertaking of its own, requiring the invention of a hypertext transfer protocol, but the actual beginnings of the Internet, which no one person can take credit for, started in the US.

    But I see what you did there.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet
  5. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    13 Mar '19 11:42
    @divegeester said
    On 12th March 1989 the internet was born.

    Tim Berners-Lee wrote his proposal for a new information management system connecting documents held across multiple computers at CERN, where he worked as a contractor. It was the system that developed into the internet.

    Note: where I am it is actually the 13th, but it is still 12th in the US, Canada etc.
    Computers themselves were actually around in the 70's and took up a whole room!!! I remember seeing that in a hospital.

    Retro Delight: Gallery of Early Computers (1940s – 1960s) ... The computers in the 1940s and 1950s were mostly based on vacuum tubes. Transistors showed up late in the game, and integrated circuits were just a distant dream and didn't start showing up in computers until the 1960s, and then in very limited capacity.Feb 27, 2019
    Retro Delight: Gallery of Early Computers (1940s - 1960s) - Pingdom ...
    https://royal.pingdom.com/retro-delight-gallery-of-early-computers-1940s-1960s/
  6. Subscriberbadradger
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    @very-rusty said
    Computers themselves were actually around in the 70's and took up a whole room!!! I remember seeing that in a hospital.

    Retro Delight: Gallery of Early Computers (1940s – 1960s) ... The computers in the 1940s and 1950s were mostly based on vacuum tubes. Transistors showed up late in the game, and integrated circuits were just a distant dream and didn't start showing up ...[text shortened]... 60s) - Pingdom ...
    https://royal.pingdom.com/retro-delight-gallery-of-early-computers-1940s-1960s/
    was the first electronic computer called Collosus and developed in Blechley Park?
  7. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @badradger said
    was the first electronic computer called Collosus and developed in Blechley Park?
    Google has posted a look back at Colossus, the world's first programmable electronic computer. Created by Tommy Flowers at the Bletchley Park decryption center in England, it was designed to intercept and interpret coded messages sent by German machines during World War II.Mar 12, 2012
    Colossus: how the first programmable electronic computer saved ...
    https://www.theverge.com/2012/3/12/.../colossus-first-programmable-electronic-comput...

    -VR
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    I remember when you had to call some dude with your landline to get connected.
    My friends dad would do it so we could play Leisure suit Larry which was a very adult game considering the times.
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    @badradger said
    was the first electronic computer called Collosus and developed in Blechley Park?
    No. Zuse's machines were just a bit ahead.
  10. Subscriberdivegeester
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    @suzianne said
    The Internet was therefore born in the US, not England, like you tried to imply.
    It was just meant to be a fun post.
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    @fmf said
    One can Google it.
    I took your advice and Googled it. Seems that Senator Al Gore invented it.
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @mudfinger said
    I took your advice and Googled it. Seems that Senator Al Gore invented it.
    LOL.....

    -VR
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    @rowin-side said
    I remember when you had to call some dude with your landline to get connected.
    My friends dad would do it so we could play Leisure suit Larry which was a very adult game considering the times.
    Remember LAN parties?
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    I'm only 40 years old but I feel ancient now ☹️
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    @divegeester said
    RHP born in 2001 I believe; 18 years old

    Facebook born in 2004; 15 years old

    It’s difficult to remember what life was like without the internet.
    It was delightful!
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