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Everyone knows Al Gore created the internet
Originally Posted by John McClane
That is a far better assessment of the "real" internet birth. For sure.
I thought Matthew Broderick created the internet, back when he was a coo-coo guy. Then Gary and Wyatt really pushed the technology forward.
Originally Posted by Sir Toose
Originally Posted by Powdered Water
Well, you are actually older than the internet. Smoke em if you got em oldtimerÓ
Timera, Chimera - I answer to both Incidentally, I looked up the internet's birthday. 4/30/93... 27 years. Roughly 38% of the US population (those 27 & under) will not know what the world was like without the internet. Trippy.
Or talking on the phone all night, hoping somebody had 3-way, screaming at your sister to quit listening in to your most important conversations.
Originally Posted by Cobra
I wish Joe Pesci was still in movies.
Originally Posted by Cobra
What would you rather have? A new Friday The 13th or a new Nightmare On Elm Street?
Joe Pesci in a new NoES.
That is a far better assessment of the "real" internet birth. For sure.
The birth date of the internet is just when they standardized the communication methods.

"January 1, 1983 is considered the official birthday of the Internet. Prior to this, the various computer networks did not have a standard way to communicate with each other. A new communications protocol was established called Transfer Control Protocol/Internetwork Protocol (TCP/IP). This allowed different kinds of computers on different networks to "talk" to each other. ARPANET and the Defense Data Network officially changed to the TCP/IP standard on January 1, 1983, hence the birth of the Internet. All networks could now be connected by a universal language."
Originally Posted by Sir Toose
Originally Posted by Powdered Water
Well, you are actually older than the internet. Smoke em if you got em oldtimerÓ
Timera, Chimera - I answer to both Incidentally, I looked up the internet's birthday. 4/30/93... 27 years. Roughly 38% of the US population (those 27 & under) will not know what the world was like without the internet. Trippy.
I'm curious what the internet's birthday means, exactly.

I was on Compuserve from about 1987 (with a DOS-based UI), and then switched to AOL sometime in the semi-early 1990s. I was using Windows from about 1991 when I bought a computer to use PageMaker to do magazine/journal layout. Was pretty sure there was some sort of internet by then, but maybe I was still just on CompuServe internally and not on anything outside of that.