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Well I didn't know that.Father of the internet was from south Wales.

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:04 AM
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Father of the internet was from South Wales:Claim

We've all heard the saying 'Learn something new every day'
I certainly have reading this article.

Father of internet from South Wales.




A LITTLE-KNOWN South Wales scientist should be regarded as the true forefather of the internet, according to a paper in a top scientific journal. Don Davies, a father of three from Treorchy, invented something called “packet switching” back in 1965 – the innovation that helped pave the way for the development of web-surfing and e-mailing.


Also had a part in the UK's nuclear research programme.




During World War II he worked on the top secret “Tube Alloys” programme in Birmingham University, a code name for the Government’s top secret nuclear bomb research, which would later be subsumed into the US’s Manhattan Project.


When were the first computer games?
Uh ah.Wrong.Yes me too.




He became a pioneer in digital computing in the UK’s National Physics Laboratory. Mr Davies went on to develop early computer games with his noughts and crosses machine in 1949 before working to advise banks and government agencies such as MI6 on computer security issues


Thanks to his part I'm able to be telling you of him.
I'll end with this last quote.




Trevor Harris said: “I never met Donald Davies but, for those that knew him, he was thought of as an unassuming man but one who deserves as much as anyone to be thought of as the father of computer communication.”


Father of the internet from South Wales

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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We've all heard the saying 'Learn something new every day' I certainly have reading this article.



Nice find, it's surprising what we can learn from the past. Also how much of it has shaped the future.

Very true words "you learn something new every day"


[edit on 23-7-2009 by ladyjane]



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 04:14 PM
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Whats on the agenda for tomorrows learning I wonder?
Keep my ticker bar scrolling to find out.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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I thought ALGORE claimed to invent the internet!


I thought I would be the first....cause you knew it was coming.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 04:27 PM
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Better late than never.

Late as in later since I posted the thread,not in replies.
A little short on them


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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 04:33 PM
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Oh please, I dont mean to put down the article, ... but no invention is developed solely by one person.

... if this articles logic was true, than Edison would be a main contributer as well for popularizing electricity. ..... and even though Edision's name is most synonymous with electricity, ...... there were prolly at least 10 other inventors not mentioned.



posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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Hmmm.
There is a psychology board on here.
Maybe you could put a thread on there about your little problem.

Something pent up?


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