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X / ˘ * ° ± ² > ° 9/21/11 Taking a tank for a joyride! Networks, internet, web From Janet Abbate, Inventing the Internet , p. 2
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9/21/11 Networking How military is the Web? Not much anymore; it’s commercial now.
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9/21/11 Networking I. Cold War contexts II. ARPANET: the military’s net III. Internet to Web
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9/21/11 Networking I. Cold War contexts A. Networking Dr. Strangelove -- 1961 – 1964 -- Berlin Wall -- Cuban Missile Crisis -- On the Beach (1957), Failsafe (1962) -- Wing Attack Plan R -- communications survivability
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9/21/11 Networking I. Cold War contexts B. Rand Corporation & Paul Baran -- Research and Development -- operations research -- strategy & technology -- systems analysis -- quantitative models, simulation -- need: “survivable communication sys-
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9/21/11 Networking I. Cold War contexts C. Predecessors -- military’s distributed communications -- broadcast system -- AUTOVON (DOD, AT&T): voice net- work -- one node/few hundred lines -- manual rerouting
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9/21/11 Networking I. Cold War contexts D.requirements of a new system -- nodes computers, not telephone switches (perform own routing) -- digital regeneration, vs. analog degeneration
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