Internet history

scott surfer at
Fri Oct 22 01:01:51 UTC 2021

This didn't go through.  Trying again.

On 10/21/2021 2:39 PM, scott wrote:
> On 10/21/2021 8:52 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>> It was “LO”, and Mr. Kline sent the packets, but you got it 
>> essentially right.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
> A picture of the sign explaining it and a picture of IMP 1 (seventeen 
> years ago next Friday, Oct 29) at the "35th Anniversary of the 
> Internet" at UCLA.   That was 2004.
> A slapped together web page (you'll have to rotate a couple of the 
> images) just for this email: 
>  I am over 6 feet tall, so 
> that "router" is giant!  Even though it is not really a router, I like 
> to tell non-technical folks that it is one of the internet's first two 
> routers and then I send them to RFC 1.  It takes a whole beer to 
> finish the story of the first thing transmitted was LO as in "lo and 
> behold...I exist".
> Dr Kleinrock is the nicest person.  I was embarrassed to ask for a 
> picture, which is why I look so funny (I am not a picture person, but 
> the nerd in me couldn't resist) and he could tell.  He was the nicest 
> person to me to help me calm down.  I'll not forget that.
> scott
> ps. I also am not a very good photographer, thus the light reflection 
> on the sign. :)

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