posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 02:39 AM
reply to post by ufo reality
The military started the internet, which was called the arpanet in the 70's. [There was ARPA, i.e. advanced research project agency, which has also
been known as DARPA, where the D stands for defense. The name has gone back and forth over the years.] There was no web or browser back then. All you
could do was transfer files (generally UUCP encoded) and send mail. You needed to know the complete path between your computer and the destination in
order to send anything. The path was specified my naming each computer in the path. IIRC, the computer names were separated with "!", which was
called bang. Tilde was called "twiddle." Trust me, those weren't the days.
Back to the credit union, someone told me that once you are a member, you are technically a member for life. However, I don't know if this is true
once the credit union is sold.