October 29: Internet Day

Honestly, I haven't used a cord for my internet in . . . years! And yet the internet itself is still basically brand new!

Honestly, I haven’t used a cord like this in . . . years! Yet the internet itself is still basically brand new!

Apparently the internet was first used on October 29, 1969. Who knew?

The internet (which is different from the world wide web) is “a remote connection between two computers” (www.theinternetday.com). The first connection was made between the computer science departments of UCLA and Stanford. Charley Kline of UCLA, along with professor Leonard Kleinrock, called Bill Duvall at Stanford before sending the first message. The intended message was “LOGIN;” however, the system crashed when only the “L” and the “O” had been received! An hour later, they were back on, and sent the entire word!

computer-1373455703M8xNo matter what you think of this new technology, it has certainly changed our lives. Here are a couple of crazy stats for you:

  • The World Wide Web was officially started in 1991.
  • In 1996, there were 100,000 websites.
  • Twelve years later, the web was at 162,000,000+ websites.
  • Internet World Stats predicts that 80% of the world population will have internet access in 2020. A Google exec., Eric Schmidt, believes that stat will actually be around 100%.   😮

“Since no one knows the future,
who can tell someone else what is to come?

Ecclesiastes 8:7

P.S. October 29 is also Hermit Day! It’s a great day to stay in and refuse to see anyone! 🙂

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