[Ads-l] Internet, v.

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Mon Apr 13 17:58:05 UTC 2020

On Thu, 9 Apr 2020 14:37:20 Zone-0400  Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote, responding to Stanton McCandlish  <quote> Conceivable, but doubtful. Have you ever heard or read "inter-network"? I
haven't, and I've been on it since it was just ARPAnet.

Mark Mandel

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 12:52 AM Stanton McCandlish <smccandlish at gmail.com>

> That makes a sort of sense in that it's a shortening of "inter-network",
> which can also serve as a verb.
> --
> Stanton McCandlish
> McCandlish Consulting
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> Oakland CA 94601-5516 <quote>  The term "internet", also "intranet", antedate "the" Internet.  Google Books has a cluster of snippet views with both terms for which it claims a date of 1970.   Someone else can have the joy of trying to verify these dates. "Intranet" meant a computer network *inside* an organization.  "Internet" meant two or more networks hooked up together in such a way that they could pass messages and data from one to the other. "Internet" with the restricted meaning of the single, world-spanning network you are reading this email on, dates from circa 1990 when the Defense Department's ARPANET, which was the predecessor of today's capital-I Internet, was decommissioned. James Landau
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