A dramatised account of the birth of the the concept of a computer network that became the ARPAnet which grew into the Internet. Based on http://www.internetsociety.org/internet/what-internet/history-internet/short-history-internet by Bruce Sterling
Project Type: Other (5 min)
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Only the final result will count. Basically, the packets will be tossed like hot potatoes from node to node, more or less in the direction of their destination, until they end up in the right place.
We are facing a critical, strategic problem here people. The Cold War is escalating and the threat of Nuclear War is growing even more real.
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The messages could be divided into smaller packets, each packet separately addressed...
If we make every node on the network equal in status to every other node, each node with its own authority to create, send and receive messages then we would have no network central citadel for the enemy to target.