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What Was The Internet Originally Called?

The Intergalactic Computer Network
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Answer: The Intergalactic Computer Network

In April of 1963 computer scientist J. Licklider published a memorandum on the topic of remotely networked computers entitled “MEMORANDUM FOR: Members and Affiliates of the Intergalactic Computer Network”. The memo is the first evidence of computer scientists moving towards establishing a geographically distributed network of computers resembling the modern Internet and, for a time, the “intergalactic computer network” nomenclature stuck.

The title fell out of popularity with the introduction of the Advanced Research Projects Agency’s ARPANET in 1969. The term “Internet” to refer to a large network of remote computers would not be put into use until an appearance in a 1974 paper by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn and wouldn’t be popularized until the early 1990s.

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