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got ‘one-one-four,'" the Stanford Research Institute operator replied,
reading data encoded in octal, a computer language that used numbers
expressed in base eight.
did the conversion and saw that it was indeed an "L" that had been
transmitted. Then he typed an "O." "Did you get the ‘O'?" he asked.
got ‘one-one-seven,'" came the reply.
was an "O." Kline typed a "G."
computer just crashed," said the person on the other end of the
in the day, Kline tried again. L-O-G. This time the network worked
flawlessly. Kline used the UCLA computer to communicate with the
machine in Palo Alto. The Stanford Research Institute computer responded
as if the Sigma-7 in Los Angeles were a true blue-and-gold friend.
so in UCLA's Boelter Hall, on that historic day, was born the ARPANET,
which would in just two decades' time begat the marvelous digital
matrix known as the Internet.
Lyon is coauthor (with Katie Hafner) of the national best-seller,
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (Simon &