Artifact Details

Title

Major Internet Milestones: A 30th Anniversary Celebration of the First Three-network Transmission, lecture by Vint Cerf et al.

Catalog Number

102703170

Type

Moving image

Date

2007-11-07

Credits

Cerf, Vinton G. G.on; Kahn, Robert (Bob); Nielson, Donald; Smith, Gina

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Format

DVCAM

Description

From abstract: " A major internet milestone occured on November 22, 1977. On this date the first known three-network transmission took place among SRI International, Menlo Park and the University of Southern California via London, England. The networks involved were the ARPANET, the Bay Area packet radio network, and the Atlantic packet satellite network.

This inter-network transmission among three dissimlar networks is generally regarded as the first true Internet connection. It was also a major milestone in packet radio, the technology behind WiFi and other kinds of wireless internet access.

On November 7, 2007, the Computer History Musuem and co-host the Web History Center will present a special celebration of this historic demonstration that spawned the Internet we know and use today."

Category

Lecture

Lot Number

X4796.2009