Advanced Research Projects Agency Network


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Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

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ARPANET

Designed in 1969 as a network to link certain U.S. Department of Defense computers with university computers on campuses performing defense-related research. The ARPANET network became the basis for the Internet.
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Morris Jr., the 23-year-old "whiz" who brought the 60,000-computer Advanced Research Projects Agency network (Arpanet) to a halt in November.
Created in 1969 as a partnership between the ivory towers of academe and the corridors of power at the Pentagon, the original purpose of the Internet carried a Cold War cachet: ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), as it was christened, was to be a network for the exchange of defense-related information.
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