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The First Message On The Internet
The First Message On The Internet
The First Message On The Internet
The First Message On The Internet
The First Message On The Internet

The First Message On The Internet

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• Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
• 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem

This shirt is so soft that you’ll buy it off the Internet... So meta.

On October 29, 1969, at 10:30 pm, the first-ever message was sent out online. It was just two letters—L and O. It might not be much but the sent message was revolutionary at that time. 

The message was sent out using the ARPANET or the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. It was one of the first computer networks and a predecessor to the modern-day Internet. 

The project was headed by Larry Roberts, program manager, with the help of Professor Leonard Kleinrock from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

Kleinrock and his student Charley Kline sent out the message from UCLA to Bill Duvall at the Stanford University. Kleinrock and Kline planned to send out the word “login”, but the system crashed the moment they typed in the second letter. The first-ever message only contained “LO”. 

They were able to send the entire word an hour later, but the two-lettered message was seen by Kline as a more powerful and prophetic message since it resembles the word “hello”.

By 2018, more than 281 billion email messages were sent and received by people across the world, but it all started with just a humble “LO”

Launched on: June 1, 2020