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The invention of the Internet

A team of scientists conduct the first Internet transmission in August 1976 at Rossotti's, a bar/beer garden outside of Palo Alto. Photo credit: Donald Nielson.

Forty years ago this August, a team of scientists from the Stanford Research Institute set up a computer terminal at a bar outside of Palo Alto and conducted what can pretty accurately be described as the first Internet transmission. I wrote about the experiment for The Guardian, and talked more broadly about how the Internet was invented, and how it works.

Read the piece at The Guardian's website.