The beginnings of the ARPANET and the Internet in the university research community promoted the academic tradition of open publication of ideas and results.
Community spirit has a long history, beginning with the early ARPANET, whose early researchers worked as a close-knit community (the ARPANET Working Group) to accomplish the initial demonstrations of packet switching technology.
ARPANET statistics in July 1975, when it was turned over to the Defense Communication Agency for production use .
For example, BBN used their ARPANET experience to start the X.
The goal stated in most ARPANET articles is resource sharing.
is being dismantled because the Defense Department is not interested in running a "free" network for civilian scientists.
The ARPANET, when first proposed, was staggering in its boldness.
The ARPANET consisted of a network of computers known as IMPS (Interface Message Processors), used solely for switching.
The Ethernet is connected by a bridge to the wider network, and this bridge functions much in the manner of an IMP on the ARPANET.
ARPANET was founded in the early 70's when 56K bit/second trunks were on the cutting edge of modulation and transmission technology.
In addition to being overloaded, the ARPANET is no longer able to support its other prime function as a research base.
Rather than cutting off the community, our approach is to outgrow the ARPANET in a few years.