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    Dotcom's Revenge!!


    Although I use the Internet every day; I know very little about its history, just how it works, etc. My admiration for " the open-source community " however is very high! I only have dial-up so a lot of the Internet's uses are not available to me. I just read this article called Dotcom's Revenge and I wonder just what is in store for the unfolding future for the Internet!!

    By the time this is all over,” Dotcom says, “I’ll have already built the next online empire.”

    Inside Mega: The Second Coming Of Kim Dotcom - Forbes
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    More strength to his elbow! A lot of law-abiding people lost their data when the US government shut down maga-upload. You can read a very interesting article about the legality of this in the New Scientist of 30th March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    More strength to his elbow! A lot of law-abiding people lost their data when the US government shut down maga-upload. You can read a very interesting article about the legality of this in the New Scientist of 30th March.
    I do not have a New Scientist account Hazel, could you please email the article to me? Thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    Although I use the Internet every day; I know very little about its history, just how it works, etc. My admiration for " the open-source community " however is very high! I only have dial-up so a lot of the Internet's uses are not available to me. I just read this article called Dotcom's Revenge and I wonder just what is in store for the unfolding future for the Internet!!

    By the time this is all over,” Dotcom says, “I’ll have already built the next online empire.”

    Inside Mega: The Second Coming Of Kim Dotcom - Forbes
    To get you started...

    The ARPA project was started by President Eisenhower back in 1958. This was a response to the USSR's launch of the Sputnik (first man-made satellite launched into space). Yes, this is a federal project and it still exists. In late 1966 (Nov or Dec), the ARPA network project started. It included US, British, and French government projects (the term "Intranet" comes from work being done in France).

    April 1969 the first RFC was created which is how the "standardization" of the net is maintained (see ░▒▓ OpenRFC.org ▓▒░). They have a good link to the time-line for the internet.

    The first email was sent from machine to machine in 1971.

    FTP dates back to July 1972 (see RCF 354). At this point I was working with computers for a year. Also UNIX email started in 1972.

    TCP started on the ARPANET in Q3 of 1977 and in Q1 1978 TCP and IP were separated (as they are today). But it would not be 100% TCP/IP until January 1983. Also in 1983 the military network and ARPANET seperates.

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    Where wizards stay up late is the best history of the Internet I have read.

    Given who the authors interviewed, it can only be described as authoritative and reveals early on that some of the common myths such as nuclear survivability are half true; but that the real reason it got started was one man couldn't be bothered!
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    Hi.

    Agree -- in the US (with a Kindle version): Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet: Katie Hafner: 9780684832678: Amazon.com: Books

    I worked for Larry Roberts' Caspian for about a year, see Lawrence Roberts (scientist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for a few details on him ... cheers, drl
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    I do not have a New Scientist account Hazel, could you please email the article to me? Thanks!!
    Nor do I! Some people do still read magazines in hard copy, you know. And I'm a very old-fashioned person. Unfortunately for you, I pass my New Scientists on to a church friend (she gives me old Spectators in exchange) so I don't have the article any more; otherwise I might have tried scanning it for you.

    Don't public libraries in New York offer access to old magazines? They do here in London.
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    The " public libraries " in New York City are not nice places Hazel!!
    I read about the case on Wiki:
    Megaupload - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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