Friday, November 20, 2009

The Year Where The Internet Invented

So in 1960 DoD made a contract with RAND Corporation to find a solution. Paul Baran, one of the employees of RAND, came up with a solution. The idea was to invent a network highly distributable and fault-tolerant design.
The idea of Baran was presented to DoD in the form of several reports. The officials at Pentagon took interest in the design and called AT&T (the only US telephone network monopoly at that time)to build a prototype, but AT&T laughed at the design solution of Baran and refused to implement it declaring the design impossible to be built. Years went by but DoD could not invent a better command-and-control system. The idea was bought by ARPA and first subnet (the very first form of internet) consisting of some computers were joined together with 56kbps transmission lines was implemented and was named ARPANet.