In this 15 minute BBC documentary Inside The Internet (1997) a resilient myth about the Internet is busted. The ARPANET, it is said, was initially developed to sustain communication lines in case of a nuclear attack. “False”, declares Leonard Kleinrock, the computer scientist who worked on the world’s first package switching network ARPANET. Watch this video to see what really drove those researchers to design the technology that gave rise to the birth of the Internet.
Video found on Christopher Mim’s blog Mim’s Bits
Photo by Dave Fischer