The intergalactic computer network

There is no product Monday today. Instead I am sharing this interesting letter written by┬áJ. C. R. Licklider who was the director of the Pentagon’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). The letter written in 1963 describes his vision of an “Intergalactic Computer Network”. This is the very first vision for what became later the internet.

It is funny how he talks about the heterogeneity of the technologies involved and how they would interact on the network. Very similar to modern day discussions about development environments. Worth spending some time reading.