Today is Thanksgiving, a day we traditionally give thanks for our blessings. We might want to include giving thanks for the technological advances that have improved our lives, such as the internet.
The internet has given us non-stop access to information, commercial opportunities, social media, and convenience. But how did all this come about?
Russia’s Cold War launch of Sputnik, coupled with America’s realization that the Russians had beaten us into space, resulted in the creation of U.S. scientific and technology programs. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) was one of these programs. It was established to develop communications technology that could withstand a nuclear attack capable of destroying our telephone