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The Room Where The Internet Was Born

By Gerard @presurfer
The Room Where The Internet Was Born
The Internet was born in a room at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, in 1969, when Professor Leonard Kleinrock's lab sent out the first ARPANET message. Recently, a UCLA history PhD named Brad Fidler went looking for that Internet birthplace and realized that nobody was really sure where it was.
He did a little research and nailed down the location to room 3420 in Boelter Hall, which was until very recently being used as an ordinary undergrad classroom. UCLA plans to open the site to the public, and with Kleinrock's help, Fidler is restoring it to its 1969 look using historical photos, eyewitness accounts, and original furniture UCLA never threw away.
(via Boing Boing)The Presurfer

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