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the arpanet after twenty yearsThe ARPANET began operations in 1969 with four nodes as an experiment in resource sharing among computers. It has evolved into a worldwide research network of over 60,000 nodes, influencing the design of other networks in business, education, and government. It demonstrated the speed and reliability of packet-switching networks. Its protocols have served as the models for international standards. And yet the significance of the ARPANET lies not in its technology, but in the profound alterations networking has produced in human practices. Network designers must now turn their attention to the discourses of scientific technology, business, education, and government that are being mixed together in the milieux of networking, and in particular the conflicts and misunderstandings that arise from the different world views of these discourses.
Document ID
19920002477
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Denning, Peter J.
(Research Inst. for Advanced Computer Science Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
September 20, 1989
Subject Category
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Report/Patent Number
RIACS-TR-89-38
NASA-CR-188853
NAS 1.26:188853
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC2-387
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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