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Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?  
User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

I am wondering why the internet wasn't introduced to the masses in the 1960's instead of mid-1990's. Could the cold war have something to do about this?


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Perhaps a lack of personal computers in the 60's could have hindered the internet.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

Al Gore wasn't into inventing things yet. . . .

User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Al Gore wasn't into inventing things yet. . . .

Wow that was SO original! Imagine if he actually said that! That would have been funny!


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6658 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 1):
Perhaps a lack of personal computers in the 60's could have hindered the internet.

ROFL!!

Yup, this thread gets the "Shazam" award of the day.

Carry on, nothing to see here.


User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Quoting B741 (Thread starter):
I am wondering why the internet wasn't introduced to the masses in the 1960's instead of mid-1990's. Could the cold war have something to do about this?

As MDorBust alluded to, it would have been technically impossible to do so.

Also, it was the World Wide Web, which is only one part of the Internet, that proliferated in popularity in the '90s, because the HTTP browser software was only created early in that decade. Other Internet protocols existed long before though (BBS, Usenet, FTP, Gopher, Telnet, e-mail, etc.) and were available to the public.

You can find out more here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

I wonder how the next 10 years would shape up.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Hey, you got me thinking.

Why didn't they invent aviation a couple a hundred years eariler? Just think of all the extra ex-airlines we could talk about here. (carefully remove sarcasm chip)


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 7):

Why didn't they invent aviation a couple a hundred years eariler? Just think of all the extra ex-airlines we could talk about here. (carefully remove sarcasm chip)

Well, regardless of when aviation was invented, we'd still be asking the time-honored question..

When will NW retire their DC-9's?

Chris



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Quoting B744F (Reply 3):
Wow that was SO original! Imagine if he actually said that! That would have been funny!

Nice crackback. You should at least give the 4 year old girl you stole that line from the credit.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Quoting B744F (Reply 3):
Wow that was SO original! Imagine if he actually said that! That would have been funny!

Please. Just. Go. Away.



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