Jan 1, 2008

Happy 25th Birthday TCP/IP

If you have been to the Google home page this morning you will see that they have one of their famous commemorative Google logos. When you click on it it takes you to a special search explaining the meaning of the picture. Today's picture happens to be for the birth of TCP/IP (Or the Internet Protocol Suite) which is the language of the internet. It turns 25 years old today!

Wikipedia says this about TCP/IP:

The Internet protocol suite is the set of communications protocols that implement the protocol stack on which the Internet and most commercial networks run. It has also been referred to as the TCP/IP protocol suite, which is named after two of the most important protocols in it: the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), which were also the first two networking protocols defined. Today's IP networking represents a synthesis of two developments that began in the 1960s and 1970s, namely LANs (Local Area Networks) and the Internet, which, together with the invention of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, have revolutionized computing.

Please join me in wishing TCP/IP a very happy birthday, as well as a happy new year!

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