The History of the Internet Often Rhymes

Around 60 years ago, the US and USSR were in the middle of the Cuban missile crisis.

The big concern for the US Administration was:

  • What happens if our long-distance telephone plant goes down?
  • How can we communicate?

A missile could target the “center” of the network and it would be destroy everything. The US was worried about how they would communicate in a post-nuclear attack.

Paul Baran had an idea:

Published on: January 7, 2024