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[ih] ARPANet anniversary

> And speaking of the Internet as a distinct entity, whats it's birth-day
anyway? I would call it the first day on which a packet was sent from one
host, across a particular kind of network, through a router (or gateway as we
called them back then), across another network, into another host. (That would
have been a TCP packet, I guess - no IP back then!) So where and when was

There was evidently a demonstration of ARPANet, SATNet, and the San Francisco Bay area packet radio network in October 1977.  Was that the first public demo?

There is a diagram of the demo network at:

I include it in a 12-slide teaching presentation on Internet history at:

Any corrections would be appreciated by me and my students.