"Happy Anniversary," Internet

J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 10:05:18 -0700

Thirty years ago, on Oct. 29, for the first time information was transmitted from one computer to another one.

"Writing in 1960, Licklider called this kind of technobiological mind meld
"man-computer symbiosis" and ventured that bringing it together might take
15 years. "The 15 may be 10 or 500," he added more realistically, "but those years should be intellectually the most creative and exciting in the history of mankind."

Full story at
http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/101299sci-internet-anniversa ry.html