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OSI: The Internet That Wasn’t - IEEE Spectrum

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For young people the internet that is seems like the only internet that could possibly have been. You have no idea how many people FOUGHT for this internet, in committee meetings and in workplaces, for a long fucking time.

On 1 January 1983, ARPA stopped supporting the ­ARPANET host protocol, thus forcing its contractors to adopt TCP/IP if they wanted to stay connected; that date became known as the “birth of the Internet.”

But it was really The Web in the 1990s that cemented TCP/IP as the de facto standard.

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