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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Where the Internet Was Born

The Room Where the Internet Was Born

An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.

Ingrid Burrington | November 2, 2015

Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet. More specifically, we'd been tasked with going to see “the cloud”—a term I've generally been loath to embrace, as I tend to think of it as a pernicious metaphor encouraging unrealistic collective fictions. Which, as someone who actively chooses to live in New York, is kind of how I imagine Los Angeles.


<more at; related links: (This Is The Room Where The Internet Was Born, March 5, 2014) and (UCLA, birthplace of the Internet, celebrates 40th anniversary of network's creation. UCLA Engineering to host milestone event featuring Internet experts, visionaries. October 15, 2009)>

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