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[ih] ARPANet anniversary

Dave CROCKER wrote:
> Vint Cerf wrote:
>>  But going
>> end-end through the BBN 1822 host/IMP interfaces would be the key to 
>> noel's metric (and mine as I agree with him).
> +1
> In spite of being another UCLA guy, I'm a bit embarrassed by its being 
> touted as the birth of the Internet, given the earlier work elsewhere.  
> That said I do believe that at legitimate host-to-host, end-to-end, 
> packet-based demonstration would be the best criterion for declaring the 
> live birth of the world we now call the Internet.   It would be the 
> networking equivalent of "Watson, come here; I need you."
> If that was at BBN, fine. If it was the first long-distance exchange, 
> between two sites fine. However the demo at UCLA seems to be the most 
> touted.
> But we should perhaps first settle on the criteria.

How does this incident and history's view of it compare to the "What
Hath God Wrought" and "Watson, Come here, I need you" incidents.

Remember, History is written by the winners.

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                                              learn from their mistakes.
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