Roberts, of the importance of this networking concept.Leonard Kleinrock at MIT published the first paper on packet switching theory in July 1961 and the first book on the subject in 1964.To explore this, in 1965 working with Thomas Merrill, Roberts connected the TX-2 computer in Mass.
The first recorded description of the social interactions that could be enabled through networking was a series of memos written by J. He envisioned a globally interconnected set of computers through which everyone could quickly access data and programs from any site.
In spirit, the concept was very much like the Internet of today.
The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location.
The Internet represents one of the most successful examples of the benefits of sustained investment and commitment to research and development of information infrastructure.
There is the operations and management aspect of a global and complex operational infrastructure.
There is the social aspect, which resulted in a broad community of Internauts working together to create and evolve the technology.
This history revolves around four distinct aspects.
There is the technological evolution that began with early research on packet switching and the ARPANET (and related technologies), and where current research continues to expand the horizons of the infrastructure along several dimensions, such as scale, performance, and higher-level functionality.
A trip to almost any bookstore will find shelves of material written about the Internet.