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[ih] birth of the Internet?

James J Dempsey wrote:
> I'm not sure if this "Internet NOC" existed before 1 January 1983, but it
> very well might have.  I'll bet Eric Rosen or Bob Hinden could say so more
> definitively.  If there was an "Internet NOC" monitoring the Internet
> gateways before January 1983, I would argue that at that point The Internet
> did exist, even if the ARPANET was not yet connected to it via TCP/IP.
Hmmm.... does that suggest that the mailbridge gateways were the 
embryonic Internet? :-)


In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord>  practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra