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October 29 is the Internet's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Internet!

Call it the Internets, the Interwebs, the series of tubes; yep, the Internet has gone through many lovable nicknames as the years have gone by, and today we're calling it the Birthday Boy (or girl! or whatever)!

The Internet was "born" on October 29, 1969, when two computers on a college campus connected; information, music, and celebrity sex tape distribution would never be the same again.

Where would we be without it? I wouldn't be here, for one thing. Would we all have boring desk jobs where we waited for the next printed memo to come in and to get thirsty so we could have human contact at the water cooler?

Wish the Internet a happy birthday and tell me where you might be today without the Internet in the comments below!


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gemsera gemsera 8 years
I would be a simple secretary on a typewriter. my entire job life (minus the wok shop in high school) has been in IT/web.
eLdanae eLdanae 8 years
Happy Birthday Internet!! I would be so uneducated about, everything, without you!
Tech Tech 8 years
Happy bday, pinkzvm!
codewhiz codewhiz 8 years
Hey who knew that me and the Internet have the same birthday! :D
Chica8a Chica8a 8 years
:cake: Happy Birthday!
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
I think the internet is totally a chick, and thank God we have it. Being born 100+ years ago would totally suck. I think it's remarkable the speed at which technology and science improve... I mean, we went from horses & buggies to the internet & rockets in the span of 100 years. I wonder what the world will be like for my grand children.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I would literally be a different person if it hadn't been born.
millarci millarci 8 years
Happy Birthday, Internet! We couldn't live without you!
lovely2190 lovely2190 8 years
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