Einar Stefferud soon took over as moderator as the list was not automated at first.A science fiction list, SF-Lovers, was to become the most popular unofficial list in the early days Meeting between Univ of Wisconsin, DARPA, National Science Foundation (NSF), and computer scientists from many universities to establish a Computer Science Department research computer network (organized by Larry Landweber).The IAHC plan also calls for a competing group of domain registrars worldwide.The WWW browser war, fought primarily between Netscape and Microsoft, has rushed in a new age in software development, whereby new releases are made quarterly with the help of Internet users eager to test upcoming (beta) versions.Various ISPs suffer extended service outages, bringing into question whether they will be able to handle the growing number of users.AOL (19 hours), Netcom (13 hours), AT&T World Net (28 hours - email only) The Internet Ad Hoc Committee announces plans to add 7 new generic Top Level Domains (g TLD): .firm, .store, .web, .arts, .rec, .info,
The original program was derived from two others: an intra-machine email program (SENDMSG) and an experimental file transfer program (CPYNET) (:amk:irh:) Project Gutenberg is started by Michael Hart with the purpose of making copyright-free works, including books, electronically available.
USSR launches Sputnik, first artificial earth satellite.
In response, US forms the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the following year, within the Department of Defense (Do D) to establish US lead in science and technology applicable to the military (:amk:) TX-2 at MIT Lincoln Lab and AN/FSQ-32 at System Development Corporation (Santa Monica, CA) are directly linked (without packet switches) via a dedicated 1200bps phone line; Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) computer at ARPA later added to form "The Experimental Network" National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Middlesex, England develops NPL Data Network under Donald Watts Davies who coins the term packet.
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