Ed Driscoll

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INTERNET! January first

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INTERNET! January first marks the 20th anniversary of the day that the ‘Net was switched to the TCP/IP protocols, and its usage began to skyrocket. (I don’t know about you, but I was just dipping my toe–not to mention my TRS-80–into CompuServe at the time.)

For more on the very early days of the Internet, check out my essay, “How the Web Was Won“.

UPDATE: And January first marked the two year anniversary of Virginia Postrel’s blog, a favorite of ours at EdDriscoll.com HQ.