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ARPANET Teletype

It's been quite some time now since the actual event at which I took these photos, but I just rediscovered on my hard drive. So what do I do? Process and upload them, of course! Better late than never, right?


This was the teletype machine that was connected to the SDS Sigma 7 which was in turn connected to the Interface Message Processor. Yup, this is how you sent messages over the Internet back in the day. Everything sent and received got printed out on the paper coming out of the machine. Can you imagine the Internet working like this now? I can't.


I took this photo at the grand re-opening of the original Boelter 3420 lab at UCLA, the birthplace of the Internet, as the Kleinrock Internet Heritage Site and Archive, which will soon open to the public. If you'd like to learn more about the museum, click here.

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Taken on October 29, 2011