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Arpanet

  • By: Kevin Featherly
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), an arm of the U.S. Defense Department, funded the development of an experimental computer network, the ARPANET, in the late 1960s. Its initial purpose was to link computers at Pentagon-funded research institutions over telephone lines. ...

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