[SIGCIS-Members] DARPA history

Johannah Rodgers johannah.rodgers at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 06:49:18 PDT 2021

Thank you!

All best,


On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 9:11 PM Brian E Carpenter <
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:

> This may be old news here, but over on the Internet History list, Jack
> Haverty has flagged the ARPANET section of the 1990 ADA report (see below
> for details). I see that there are chapters on several other interesting
> topics (and much more besides):
> XIX. Project MAC: Computer Time Sharing
> XXI. Artificial Intelligence
> XXII. Morse Code Reader
> XX III. ACCAT (Advanced Command and Control Architectural Testbed)
> Regards
>     Brian Carpenter
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [ih] ARPANET history
> Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 15:27:23 -0700
> From: Jack Haverty via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org>
> Reply-To: Jack Haverty <jack at 3kitty.org>
> To: Internet History list <internet-history at elists.isoc.org>
> FYI, I stumbled across a government report written in 1990 but that I
> hadn't seen before now.   It contains a summary of the creation
> and
> evolution of the ARPANET and the beginnings of the Internet. Where it
> talks about things that I personally experienced, it agrees with my
> recollections.   So I tend to trust the other things it says that are
> new to me even today.  I thought that internet-historians might be
> interested too.
> The report is non-technical, but highlights some of the reasons for the
> success of the project, leading to the Internet we have today, such as
> the way in which people moved around between organizations, political
> and managerial decisions within parts of the government, activities for
> moving the technology from research to operations, and other such
> non-technical drivers of the success of the Internet.
> See https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA239925.pdf    -- Chapter XX (page
> 243)
> /Jack Haverty
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