[e2e] Nature mag, DARPA, and the Internet

Cannara cannara at attglobal.net
Sat Aug 9 21:57:01 PDT 2003

True John, but I'm talking of Englebart's earlier, non-ARPA work, in the '50s
and early '60s.  No denying ARPA funded him when usefulness became apparent.


John Day wrote:
> At 20:36 -0700 8/8/03, Cannara wrote:
> >Well, there was really nothing relating the Arpanet gang and the folks, like
> >Englebart, who invented mice, hypertext and collaborative computer workgroups
> >via video networking in the '50s & '60s and the foundation of corporate, local
> >networks, workstations, shared server-based printing and other behaviors in
> >the '70s at Xerox.  It's particularly funny that any link would be attempted,
> >since the Arpanet and all the protocols mentioned were limited to a byte
> >orientation because of what the phone co (AT&T) did in Unix and how the
> >Internet began as a terminal-to-host system.
> Actually it is pretty funny that you would draw this conclusion,
> since the Englebart group was an integral part of the early ARPANet
> group.  We used NLS over the Net.  Not only was their an interface
> for remote use by dumb terminals called TNLS, but the SRI group also
> ported what would be called the client side on NLS to an early
> graphics workstation in 1970, which operated over the ARPANet.  The
> ARC group was the first NIC.  Many of the people in Englebart's group
> then went to PARC later.
> Take care,
> John

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