[ih] First E-Mail ?

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Fri Nov 1 13:02:09 PDT 2019

On 11/1/2019 12:37 PM, Alex McKenzie wrote:
> Ben Barker was the first person to send user data between two ARPAnet 
> IMPs connected by a Telco circuit.  He typed on a TTY directly connected 
> to IMP 1, installed at UCLA, and IMP 2, installed at SRI.  His typing 
> was reproduced on a TTY directly connected to IMP 2, and was read by 
> Marty Thrope.  Both Ben and Marty were part of the BBN IMP team, and the 
> purpose of their typing to each other was to verify that the IMPs and 
> the communication circuit were working.


Of the various networking milestones, I hadn't seen a reference to this 
one one before, although it was obvious something like it should have 


ps.  I saw a photo of the cake that was at BBN for its celebration this 

Dave Crocker
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