The Internet at 40

Although the Internet did not get its name until the mid-1980s, December 5, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the day when the Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer nodes to create a "network of networks"--a fateful link-up that would evolve into the Internet

Vint Cerf: Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later

Cerf reflects on the cobbling together of four network nodes, a moment that helped usher in the invention that changed life as we know it


DARPA Challenge Competitors Already Mobilizing Social Networks

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Network Challenge begins Saturday, but social networks have been buzzing for weeks about the nationwide quest to find 10 big red weather balloons


Inflated Expectations: Crowd-Sourcing Comes of Age in the DARPA Network Challenge

The M.I.T. and Georgia Tech teams proved most successful in using social networks to pinpoint the locations of 10 red weather balloons scattered throughout the U.S.


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