First Published Use of "Internet"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 7 00:50:07 UTC 2000

On Sat, 22 Jul 2000, susan wrote:

> Can anyone tell me when and in what context and the word Internet was
> first used? Thank you, Susan Gilbert mssmith at

Here's still earlier information.  Vinton G. Cerf and Robert Kahn are said
to have used the term "Internet" in their paper, "A Protocol for Packet
Network Interconnection," IEEE Transactiions on Communication Vol. Com-22,
No. 5 (May 1974).

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