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[ih] Internet milestone - The Refrigerator Strikes Back (Jack Haverty)

Stanford had a vending machine called the Prancing Pony that you would
order from...


On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>wrote:

>     > From: Jack Haverty <jack at 3kitty.org>
>     > there was a Coke machine attached to the ARPANET in the mid 70s, well
>     > before IP was deployed, or the 1982 CMU machine. IIRC it had a
> specific
>     > IMP/port address (on MIT-AI I believe) to which you could Telnet and
>     > get back the current temperature of the contents of the machine.
> I think that was actually SAIL, wasn't it? And it wouldn't have been
> connected directly to the IMP (that would have required an IMP interface,
> and a mini to run it); it was a peripheral on the PDP-10. (There may have
> been
> an NCP server that returned the status of the Coke machine, though.)
> Just like the elevator call hack at MIT... Oh, better not talk about that!
> :-)
>         Noel
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