[ale] Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89
JLightner at dsservices.com
Wed Jun 27 15:17:55 EDT 2018
You whippersnappers get off my lan!
From: Ale [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of DJ-Pfulio via Ale
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:59 PM
To: ale at ale.org
Subject: Re: [ale] Frank Heart, Who Linked Computers Before the Internet, Dies at 89
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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