Today in Tech History – January 1, 2018

Today in Tech History logo1939 – In a garage in Palo Alto, California, William Hewlett and David Packard founded Hewlett-Packard a little company that made audio oscillators– and later TouchPads.

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/histnfacts/publications/garage/innovation.pdf

1983 – A new Internet and Transmission Control Protocol (Yep called IP/TCP by some at the time, weird I know) went into effect on the ARPANet, replacing the Network Control Protocol. The result was a new ARPA Internet combining ARPA hosts of the time.

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/mbj/smiley/arpanet_protocol_thread.html

1985 – The Nordic Research Network NORDUnet registered the first domain name NORDU.NET.
http://www.whois.com/whois/nordu.net

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