It was 30 years ago today, on January 1, 1983, that the ARPANET had a "flag day" when all connected systems switched from using the Network Control Protocol (NCP) to the protocols known as TCP/IP. This, then, gave rise to the network we now know as the Internet.
Two articles give some perspective on this milestone for the Internet:
30 Years of TCP – and IP on everything!
Internet Society Tech Matters Blog: Leslie Daigle writes about preparation for the day and changes since that time including the growth of IPv6
Marking the birth of the modern-day Internet
Official Google Blog: Vint Cerf tells the story of what happened on that momentous day
It is amazing to think that it was only 30 years ago that TCP/IP was switched on… and it will be fascinating to see what the next 30 years bring!
By Dan York, Author and Speaker on Internet technologies. Dan is employed as a Senior Content Strategist with the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are entirely his own. Visit the blog maintained by Dan York here.