[ale] Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89
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Wed Jun 27 14:58:46 EDT 2018
At SELF this month, ICEI group (Internet Civil Engineering Institute)
asked for people to help with important internet infrastructure projects
because many of the responsible people are over 70 now.
They have a plan to mentor people based on their interests.
Being younger is an asset.
On 06/27/2018 12:53 PM, Scott M. Jones via Ale wrote:
> Sadly, pioneers of the first generation of Internet technology are dying
> off. Frank Heart developed the first IMP. I remember IMP's from
> college. (Basically the first router.)
> Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89
> "The machine was built during nine frenetic months. Just before Labor
> Day in 1969, two members of the team flew to California to install the
> first machine — roughly the size of a refrigerator and weighing more
> than 900 pounds — at the University of California, Los Angeles. A few
> weeks later, the second I.M.P. went in, at Stanford Research Institute
> (now SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif.), and a computer network
> was born."
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