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[ih] Fwd: nomenclature

On 23 Dec 2009 at 9:47, Dave CROCKER wrote:

> I remember that the term 'host' was one of the bits of mind-share that the 
> Arpanet created..  But I don't recall hearing why that particular term was chosen.
> Do any of you remember why?

I can only say that it is going to be VERY early on: from the first I saw 
of the project Severo's group was working on the "Host-Imp" interface and 
we had "host" machinery in the software.   I'd bet it already had that 
terminology at the meeting in '68 that spawned the RFQ.


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