On this day in 1969, the first message was sent between two computers over 300 miles apart, from The University of California to The Stanford Research Institute. The first message was simple, and was supposed to just read 'login' but a computer crash truncated the message and instead it simply read, 'Lo...'.
50 years ago today, Professor Leonard Kleinrock and his team sent the first host-to-host message through the network we now know as the Internet.— UCLA (@UCLA) October 29, 2019
Learn more about this historical moment. ➡ https://t.co/3CJtA403mG #Internet50 #UCLA100 #InternetDay @UCLAengineering pic.twitter.com/y94lUPrPNS
And oh boy, it's amazing to see how far we've come. From the early days of the personal computer, to iPhones and now the gravity sucking black-hole that is our lives in the 21st century.
We think about sums it up, don't ya think?
The Internet has turned the world on it's head in the last 50-years. Breaking down the barriers between space and time, the world wide web as turned the entire world into a single community.
With a Click and blink of our eyes,just for a fraction of seconds everything comes under our tips and makes it simpler and feasible.Internet has turned the world into a Global Village.— Devang Dave (@DevangVDave) October 29, 2019
वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम..!! #InternetDay
It's #InternetDay. Today we celebrate the people who sent the first Internet transmission in 1969, while also reflecting on all the ways that it has evolved and changed our lives. pic.twitter.com/4Ktjig1EAs— TD Lab (@tdlab) October 29, 2019
A lot can happen on the Internet and in just a single minute, millions of people around the world could be doing any number of things. This cool graph helps show just what those things might be.
So enjoy International Internet Day and let us know in the comments what your most thankful for about the Internet.