DATE & TIME
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
6:00 p.m. Member Reception
Wine provided by the Mountain Winery
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Full Lecture - A_30TH_ANNIVERSARY_CELEBRATION_OF_THE_FIRST_THREE-NETWORK_TRANSMISSION-280 Mb
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1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Pre-registration for this event has reached maximum capacity.
There will be limited registration on-site on the day of the event, starting at 6p.m., with a $10 suggested donation for all CHM non-members.
Free. Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door from non-members.
Call (650) 810-1898 for information.
ABSTRACT OF TALK
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.
Please join us for a panel presentiion with recollections and perspectives from Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Don Nielson and other key pioneers and luminaries involved.
The SRI van from which the packet radio transmission occured will be open for tours from 5:30-7 pm.
The Computer History Museum offers a variety of membership levels. To find out more, please visit our individual membership or call 650-810-2722.