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Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:31 am

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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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:34 am

Perhaps a lack of personal computers in the 60's could have hindered the internet.
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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:40 am

Al Gore wasn't into inventing things yet. . . .
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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:47 am

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!
 
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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:48 am

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.

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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:24 am

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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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:31 pm

I wonder how the next 10 years would shape up.
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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:34 pm

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)
 
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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:39 pm

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..

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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:43 pm

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
 
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RE: Why Wasn't Internet Introduced Sooner?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:48 pm

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

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