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A Map of the first Internet (via Gizmodo)

This is Arpanet. The internet before Google. Before Flickr, before YouTube, before Chat Roulette, before BitTorrent. Before pictures of your ex-girlfriend on Facebook. An internet that you could draw a map of with only a few lines and some dots. 1972.
At this point, the internet wasn’t even the internet—still dubbed ARPANET, the Pentagon (and a handful of universities’) private plaything. As you can see, it wasn’t exactly… extensive. The network served only to link key research centers. It’s pretty amazing to think that this smattering of cables turned into the bizarre, twisted, incredibly complex nebula of porn, parody, knowledge hatred, joy, and cat videos we now adore. [Life]


We see your Arpanet and raise you one Internet.

Image via Wikimedia Commons:

Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on opte.org. Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. The length of the lines are indicative of the delay between those two nodes. This graph represents less than 30% of the Class C networks reachable by the data collection program in early 2005.

prostheticknowledge:

A Map of the first Internet (via Gizmodo)

This is Arpanet. The internet before Google. Before Flickr, before YouTube, before Chat Roulette, before BitTorrent. Before pictures of your ex-girlfriend on Facebook. An internet that you could draw a map of with only a few lines and some dots. 1972.

At this point, the internet wasn’t even the internet—still dubbed ARPANET, the Pentagon (and a handful of universities’) private plaything. As you can see, it wasn’t exactly… extensive. The network served only to link key research centers. It’s pretty amazing to think that this smattering of cables turned into the bizarre, twisted, incredibly complex nebula of porn, parody, knowledge hatred, joy, and cat videos we now adore. [Life]

We see your Arpanet and raise you one Internet.

Image via Wikimedia Commons:

Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on opte.org. Each line is drawn between two nodes, representing two IP addresses. The length of the lines are indicative of the delay between those two nodes. This graph represents less than 30% of the Class C networks reachable by the data collection program in early 2005.

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  1. faradaycagefight reblogged this from tailswallower
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  3. orange-tag reblogged this from suddenly and added:
    ARPANET. First of it’s kind.
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  5. thatandycohen reblogged this from suddenly and added:
    Burroughs? So the Internet actually started in the ’40s?
  6. geehoff reblogged this from prostheticknowledge and added:
    how cute
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  8. binaryk reblogged this from dystopiantimes and added:
    We have come a long way
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  16. cab1729 reblogged this from prostheticknowledge and added:
    and it all started with 2 computers back in 1969…
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