Internet Turns 40
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Today, I have a very lighted hearted but yet sobering article to share with you. Happy belated #40 birthday to the Internet. Please join me in reading the following article.
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Internet Turns 40
By Allan Holmes
09/01/09 12:42 pm ET
Robert Charette, a risk management consultant and a contributor
to Tech Insider and Government Executivest magazine noted on his Risk Factor blog that Sept. 2, 2009, marks the 40th
anniversary of the “official” creation of the Internet, or its predecessor,
Charette wrote that at about the same time articles appeared on the 40th anniversary
of the Internet, touting its initial intent “to openly and freely
exchange information among scientists and engineers,” articles were
published recognizing other milestones such as:
* Internet users in the United States watched 21.4 billion
videos in July and the average online video viewer watched 8.3 hours of
* The video game company Electronic Arts proudly announced that
its Battlefield 1943 customers had killed more than 43 million
in just one week:
* Google said it now lists 330,000 Web sites as being
more than double the150,000 a year ago.
* The London Daily Express discussed various Internet- and
technology-related injuries people now have that they didn’t 40
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