Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Celebrating the birthplace of the Internet in pictures

Network World reports: "Nov. 21 marks the 42nd anniversary of the first permanent Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) link between UCLA's Interface Message Processor (IMP) and the IMP at the Stanford Research Institute. By Dec. 5, 1969, the original four-node ARPANET environment was set up. History notes this network as the world's first operational packet switching network and the core of what is today’s Internet. UCLA recently opened the Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive in honor of the ARPANET project’s overseer Professor Leonard Kleinrock, to preserve and celebrate the birthplace of the Internet. The first message between the nodes had been sent by Kleinrock on Oct. 29, 1969. " (See the slideshow)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Apple 1 Computer 1976 Original | eBay

An original Apple 1 Computer from 1976 is now available on eBay for with a starting bid: US $175,000.00, the auction ends at Dec 20, 2011 11:23:22 PST. The description states: "Original Apple 1 Computer made and purchased in 1976. A keyboard that was used with it will be included. Also a copy of the owners manual signed by Woz. Special courier delivery and payment arrangements- contact by email through ebay. No shipping fee.Will provide additional photos upon request."