1. Zybch says:

    Of course, in the southern US states there is a different explanation for the creation of the Internet:

    God Did It

  2. BubbaRay says:

    Hard to believe that a transmission protocol developed 25 years ago is so robust that it still carries all the traffic today. My wife worked at BBN, one of the first homes of the arpanet and then the internet, and I lucked out being able to watch it grow into the mid 70s.

    I still have my old 300 baud Racal Vadic modem, as well as 2 TRS-80 Model 100s that continue to work.

  3. Where is Irwin Corey when we need him?

  4. Mr. Fusion says:

    Very interesting and well presented.

  5. The Warden says:

    Total BS. The vid didn’t give credit to Al Gore as creating the internet! Al Gore should use the hundreds of millions of dollars he made off of global warming to hire top notch lawyers to sue those who made this video to re-edit it to give him the credit he deserves.

  6. amodedoma says:


    Yeah, I still have a model 100 that works, too – the world’s first laptop. Nothing like 30 year old technology. They’re still useful as portable serial terminals.

    The video was cool, but I had the feeling it was directed at non-techs, if so, the oversimplifications take too much for granted near the end.

  7. BubbaRay says:

    #3, John,

    Prof. Irwin Corey is alive and well. Here is his home web page.

    Many videos to watch from this cool guy.

  8. Uncle Patso says:

    At least as good as any of the educational film strips I saw in school. I think a class of kids between the ages of 6 and 12 would enjoy it and get something out of it.

    “Prof.” Irwin Corey:
    Wow! Cool to know that the world’s “Foremost Authority” is still out there enlightening us!

  9. Uncle Patso says:

    # 8 Uncle Patso said, in part:

    “Prof.” Irwin Corey:
    Wow! Cool to know that the world’s “Foremost Authority” is still out there enlightening us!

    I wonder if he and Soupy Sales ever get together for lunch. That, I’d like to see!

  10. Jim says:

    Very good video – I wasn’t aware of some of the initial pieces (not that I’ve researched them anyway.)

    Now which text books are these in?

    I am still waiting for digital textbooks; I guess that technology is hundreds of years in the future.

  11. FRAGaLOT says:

    Wow we went from serious scientific and military research, to watching videos of idiots farting and getting kicked in the balls. A lot does change in 50 years! Is it really progress though? :/

    Oh yeah, it’s a lot easier to get pr0n now, than it was 50 years ago (or even 15 years ago). That is progress!!

  12. Ron Larson says:

    It wasn’t until HTTP and HTML was developed that the Internet became useful to average person. Before then, you had to have know lots o obscure commands. It was like the difference between command (like DOS) and graphical OS’s (such as the Mac and Windows).

  13. bb says:

    Sorry, lost me at the first scene, “Naturally, batch processing was not effective.” BS. Batch processing was highly effective and very efficient with the very expensive processors of the day. One had to keep the CPU churning and churning just to pay for it. So you lined up job after job after job and kept it busy.

    You guys don’t remember when “A computer on every desk” was a radical idea, much less than one in every home.


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