P. F. (Pat) Anderson

Internet History and Dental Informatics


Dental Informatics and Internet History
1961 Leonard Kleinrock, MIT: "First paper on packet-switching (PS) theory" (May 31)
1962 J.C.R. Licklider & W. Clark, MIT: "On-Line Man Computer Communication" (August)
1964 Paul Baran, RAND: "On Distributed Communications Networks"
1965 ARPA sponsors study on "cooperative network of time-sharing computers"
1966 Lawrence G. Roberts, MIT: First ARPANET plan.
1967 ARPANET design discussions held by Larry Roberts at ARPA IPTO PI meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan (April)
1968 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).
1969 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.

The timeline information above is abstracted from: Hobbes' Internet Timeline Copyright (c)1993-2000 by Robert H Zakon. Permission is granted for use of this document in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes as long as this Copyright notice and a link to this document, at the archive listed at the end, is included. A copy of the material the Timeline appears in is requested. For commercial uses, please contact the author first. Links to this document are welcome after e-mailing the author with the document URL where the link will appear. As the Timeline is frequently updated, copies to other locations on the Internet are not permitted.

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