January 31st, 2018 [The history of Internetz]
Optical Telegraphy 1790's
- designed by French engineer: Claude Chappe
- a network of 556 French stations covered 4,800 kilometres
- military and national communications
- utilized until the 1850's
- Today ARPA is known as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and it still funds cutting edge science in the United States.
- In fact some of the most preeminent New Media departments in the U.S. are funded in part by the military!
- The Proposal: In 1968, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) sent out a Request...