The Internet Turns 40.
On Sept. 2, 1969, two computers at the University of California, Los Angeles, passed data between each other through a 15-foot-long cable. The network became known as ARPANET and, a month later, the Stanford Research Institute joined it. As National Geographic reports, U.C. Santa Barbara and the University of Utah joined the network by the end of the year.
In the 1970s, computers shrank with the advent of the silicon chip. And in the 1990s, the Internet,and the World Wide Web finally started invading households. From there, it’s history.
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