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[ih] ARPANet anniversary

Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > From: Dave CROCKER <dhc2 at dcrocker.net>
>     > the live birth of the world we now call the Internet
> Call me picky, but I do like to differentiate between 'the Internet' and 'the
> global communcation/information catenetwork'. The birth of the ARPAnet is, I
> think, the birth of the latter, but to me, not the Internet. (I.e. the entity
> which speaks TCP/IP - although it's not clear that definition of 'the
> Internet' is really the best definition, though).

I've long thought that an internet was a thing (a little more 
intelligent than a twisted pair, but not necessarily much more than 
that) that connected one or mote network--the thing that was between 
networks, but not a network in and of itself.

And it seems to me that an Internet (the case-change is important) is 
what most people think Mosaic, et alia talks to.