The Internet, circa 1972
| Peter Klein |
Very cool 1972 ARPANET diagram, via Gizmodo, which notes: “It’s pretty amazing to think that this smattering of cables turned into the bizarre, twisted, incredibly complex nebula of porn, parody, knowledge hatred, joy, and cat videos we now adore.”
I imagine the network effects (or, if you like, network externalities) were substantial, despite the small number of nodes. (But these guys were way behind the Victorians.)
For semi-informed musings about the origins of the Internet, and what this implies for organizations and markets, look here.