Heritage Site at the Birthplace of the Internet

Relative to an earlier post I made about the birth of the Internet, a heritage site is being set up where the very first message was sent over what would become ARPAnet and later, the Internet at UCLA. There’s a couple of great pictures in the article as well.

Click here for the full article from the Daily Bruin.

A heritage website is also being set up with some great articles and photos (being posted to Flickr).

From the heritage site:

Our heritage site is a restoration of the original 1969 ARPA lab that sent the first Internet message from 3420 Boelter Hall at UCLA.  It will be open to the public and feature key artifacts including the very first piece of the Internet infrastructure, namely the Interface Message Processor (IMP).  We use teaching tools from the 1960s such as slide projects and blackboards to tell the story of the Internet’s early history.

As an archive, historical documents from the Internet’s early history are being identified, acquired, and made available to scholars and the general public through social media and scholarly databases.  The physical copies are held permanently, securely, and accessibly in the world-class archive facilities at UCLA.  It is our conviction that the more of this information we make available – with particular attention paid to typically under-represented groups – the more objective, inclusive, and interesting  a history of the early Internet can be written.

Another article talks about this in the Atlantic Wire.