Internet quietly celebrates its 30th birthday

From AP:

The internet, a revolutionary and cheap communications system that has transformed the lives of billions of people across the world, turned 30 today.

The computer network officially began its technological revolution when it fully substituted previous networking systems on January 1 1983.

Known as “flag day”, it was the first time the US Department of Defence (DoD)-commissioned Arpanet network fully switched to use of the Internet protocol suite (IPS) communications system.

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