Happy Birthday, Internet

Date sent: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 18:19:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: "H.R. Laser" (hrlaser@netcom.com)
Subject: An Anniversary..
To: list-pr@amigazone.com

Today is the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Internet. On 9/2/69, the Arpanet was created in a lab at UCLA who shortly had a machine talking to another machine at Stanford, so the programmers didn't have to send punch cards back and forth in the mail :)

NPR did a feature on it this afternoon on their "All Things Considered" program. http://www.npr.org and find today's show under "Programs", and you can hear it in Real Audio - if you only have an Amiga, and it has at least an 040 or 060 in it, and you run ShapeShifter Mac Emulator, you can run Real Audio 2.0 as a standalone or Netscrape plug-in. I do. And thankfully, NPR still encodes their shows in RA V2.0 format instead of the newer flavor, for which there is no Mac 68K version, which means Amiga Mac Emulators cannot play them.


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