Internet History and Dental Informatics
Leonard Kleinrock, MIT: "First paper on packet-switching (PS) theory" (May 31)
||J.C.R. Licklider & W. Clark, MIT: "On-Line Man Computer Communication" (August)
||Paul Baran, RAND: "On Distributed Communications Networks"
||ARPA sponsors study on "cooperative network of time-sharing computers"
||Lawrence G. Roberts, MIT: First ARPANET plan.
||ARPANET design discussions held by Larry Roberts at ARPA IPTO PI meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan (April)
||Request for proposals for ARPANET sent out in August; responses received in September.
Awards went to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN); Network Working Group (NWG).
||ARPANET commissioned by DoD for research into networking. First IMPs from BBN are Honeywell DDP-516 mini
computer with 12K of memory; AT&T provides 50kbps lines.
Stanford Research Institute (SRI) (1 October): Doug Engelbart's project on "Augmentation of Human Intellect".
First packets sent by Charley Kline at UCLA as he tried logging into SRI. The first attempt resulted in the system crashing as the letter G of LOGIN was entered. (October 29)
Univ of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State Univ establish X.25-based Merit network for students, faculty, alumni.
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