Mon, 06 Jan 2003 08:59:41 -0700
>On Sept. 2, 1969, two computers at the University of California, Los
>Angeles, linked by a
>15-foot cable, sent data back and forth, showing that the Internet could work.
In 1963, I wrote my first hardware diagnostic program. It tested the link,
in the corporate data center, between a CDC 3600 and CDC 160-A. The link
was un-used because no one had written any code to make use of it. A year
or so later, the system programmers had written code to send print jobs to
Do I win the first useful network programming contest?