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Thu October 29, 2009

The Internet at 40

ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – All Things Considered launches an occasional series "The Internet at 40." The series explores the people who built it, the way it's changed us, and what the future holds.

NPR's Guy Raz reports on the first connection of the U.S. Department of Defense's ARPANET, which many consider the day the "infant Internet" uttered its first words.

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Future stories may include:
The story behind the "@" symbol - how it came to be
A profile of the last BBS in existence
How the Internet changed sex, how sex changed the Internet
A profile of scientists researching how to get the Internet on other planets
Setting the record straight on Al Gore's involvement in the creation of the Internet
The Birth of the World Wide Web
The First illegal use of the Internet (it was actually quite innocent)