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Internet's 40th birthday a local affair

Original post made on Oct 30, 2009

SRI International in Menlo Park was party to a birthday on Thursday, explained an expert from the Computer History Museum.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 29, 2009, 4:46 PM

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Posted by Gordo the Wonderdog
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm

It was often theorized if 1,000 monkeys were placed in front of typewriters they'd recreate the works of Shakespere; the internet disproves this theory everyday.


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Posted by NW Resident
a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:20 am

National Public Radio has a related story on this with about 6 minutes of audio, including interviews with Charley Kline (UCLA) and Bill Duvall (SRI) who sent and received that first message.

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