On October 29, 1969 the first computer-to-computer connection was made between the SDS Sigma 7 at UCLA and the SRI SDS 940 at Stanford Research Institute. Charley Kline, of whom nothing else is known, sent the first Internet message, which was to be “login,” but the system crashed after the o, so the first Internet message was “lo.” An hour later, the entire message, “login” was sent.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was the world’s first operational packet switching network and the progenitor of what was to become the global Internet.
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