01 January 2013
THE INTERNET AT 30
From Wikipedia ~ On this day in 1983, "the ARPANET changed its core networking protocols from NCP to TCP/IP, marking the beginning of the Internet as we know it today. (visualization of routing paths pictured)."
Thirty years. At no time in human history has our world changed by orders of magnitude so swiftly as during these three decades. Buckminster Fuller was not only right, he was prescient in describing the accelerating pace of change in technology, population, commerce, creativity. What a shame that he did not live to see the full blossoming of the exchange of information and ideas and images, all made possible by the Internet and affordable personal computers. The world's library, at our fingertips.
We live in times of wonder.