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  • History of the internet explained with maps

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Mon Jun 2 19:33:00 2014
    Although I've already heard about the history of the internet in one form or another, it always seems interesting to read about it again and see what someone else says about it - Perhaps there are more bits of information to be found. Today I found this article explaining the history of the internet with maps showing the locations of various early internet nodes: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps

    It's interesting that the internet's roots started even before the BBS (counting Ward Christensen's CBBS in 1978, which I've heard was one of the first official BBS software packages - if not the first actual BBS package).

    Nightfox

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  • From Heliarc@VERT/HAVENS to Nightfox on Tue Jun 3 05:52:41 2014
    Re: History of the internet explained with maps
    By: Nightfox to All on Mon Jun 02 2014 07:33 pm

    be found. Today I found this article explaining the history of the internet with maps showing the locations of various early internet nodes: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps

    Thanks for the link. My first experience with internet was dialing up to a multinode wildcat bbs and then telnet out to the internet. I spent so much time on the internet I had no time for using BBS's. It was exciting to see the internet grow but now I'm back to my roots using BBS systems and enjoy being connected to others. Seems all the youngsters want to do online is post pictures of their breasts which used to be something you could only find on the "underground" lol

    Heliarc

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  • From S/370@VERT/ECBBS to Heliarc on Tue Jun 3 23:27:19 2014
    Re: History of the internet explained with maps
    By: Heliarc to Nightfox on Tue Jun 03 2014 05:52:41

    Wow, sometimes I forget about life before Geocities. It's really interesting to see the demographics of the internet change over the years. It looks like Scandinavia won the race to the net.

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  • From Tim Wray@VERT/BACKWOOD to Nightfox on Tue Aug 19 12:17:32 2014
    someone else says about it - Perhaps there are more bits of information to b
    found. Today I found this article explaining the history of the internet wi maps showing the locations of various early internet nodes: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps

    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  • From Techieman75@VERT/DUBBS to Tim Wray on Fri Aug 22 07:10:05 2014
    someone else says about it - Perhaps there are more bits of information to b
    found. Today I found this article explaining the history of the
    internet wi maps showing the locations of various early internet nodes: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps

    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing!


    Great article! Thanks!

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  • From Hustler@VERT to Tim Wray on Wed Sep 10 01:30:34 2014
    Re: Re: History of the internet explained with maps
    By: Tim Wray to Nightfox on Tue Aug 19 2014 12:17 pm

    someone else says about it - Perhaps there are more bits of information to
    found. Today I found this article explaining the history of the internet maps showing the locations of various early internet nodes: http://www.vox.com/a/internet-maps

    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing!

    Very Cool!

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