Computer History Museum and Web History Center Present
Major Internet Milestones: A 30th Anniversary Celebration of the First Three-network Transmission
Sponsored by Cisco Systems, SRI International and Rockwell Collins
Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, Donald Nielson, and Gina Smith, Moderator
6:00 p.m. Member Reception
Wine provided by the Mountain Winery
Pre-registration for this event has reached maximum capacity. For updates and information regarding possible availability of this event please e-mail Richard Verducci at [email protected].
Additionally, there will be limited registration on-site on the day of the event, starting at 6p.m., with a $10 suggested donation for all CHM non-members.
Free. Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door from non-members.
Call 650-810-1005 for information.
ABSTRACT OF TALK
A major internet milestone occured on November 22, 1977. On this date the first known three-network transmission took place among SRI International, Menlo Park and the University of Southern California via London, England. The networks involved were the ARPANET, the Bay Area packet radio network, and the Atlantic packet satellite network.
This inter-network transmission among three dissimlar networks is generally regarded as the first true Internet connection. It was also a major milestone in packet radio, the technology behind WiFi and other kinds of wireless internet access.
On November 7, 2007, the Computer History Musuem and co-host the Web History Center will present a special celebration of this historic demonstration that spawned the Internet we know and use today.
Please join us for a panel presentiion with recollections and perspectives from Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Don Nielson and other key pioneers and luminaries involved.
The SRI van from which the packet radio transmission occured will be open for tours from 5:30-7 pm.
Official Website: http://www.computerhistory.org/events/index.php?id=1191351626
Added by raines on November 6, 2007