To ALL of my fellow Friends & Colleagues: Happy Father’s Day!
In honor of this special day (& this blog), I did a search for: “Father of the Internet”. Of course, IF you polled most people <today>, they would say Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates or even Mark Zuckerberg. Well – we all know those are wrong, but I was surprised with who………..AND WHY?
Have you ever wondered how long it took to create the internet or who is considered the Father of the Internet? When we think of the internet, we think of requests disappearing into “a cloud”, where a response usually is returned. But the idea was just beginning in the 1960s. J.C.R. Licklider of MIT was the first person to float the idea of networked computers that could be used to share data over a distance. By 1965, a computer at MIT in Massachusetts was able to connect to a computer at Stanford in California. And, the precursor to the internet took form. [...]