The origins of the internet



The internet was developed essentially with a couple of goals in mind. One of those goals was to have a distributed means of communications that would be resilient to nuclear attack. The idea was this, if we have traffic, (data) that can take one of several paths to a destination, then a fatal attack on one of the communication hubs does NOT have to take down the whole connection. Anyway… there’s an article over at the Register with an interview with one of the individuals that had this groundbreaking idea.


They talk a bit about the origins of “distributed systems” such as distributed networks and packet switching. It’s an interesting article on the real origins of the way I’m using to communicate this…

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