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Internet History In Pictures 288

Posted by timothy
from the hey-dug dept.
prostoalex writes "Tired of reading black-on-white text on Internet history and its celebrities? The Faces in front of the Monitors features the Internet history in pictures. See the legendary BBN IMP team, Linus naked and drinking beer, Bill Gates and Paul Allen and other luminaries."
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Internet History In Pictures

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  • Linus (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:32AM (#7801229)
    The server will be slashdotted because of the Linus picture IMO.
  • by Animats (122034) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:33AM (#7801235) Homepage
    I saw one of the originals, at Case, in the 1960s. Case blew it so badly in computer science R&D that they were kicked off the ARPANET for underperforming. Embarassing.

    I've even seen a Pluribus IMP in operation.

  • Darn. (Score:5, Funny)

    by The Human Cow (646609) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:34AM (#7801237) Homepage
    Try as I might, I couldn't find a picture of Al Gore anywhere on that page.
    • Re:Darn. (Score:5, Funny)

      by Valar (167606) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:40AM (#7801262)
      Son, you have no idea of the kind of thread you just started.

      I hope you're happy.

    • Re:Darn. (Score:5, Funny)

      by benk (93688) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:41AM (#7801265)
      He'll probably say he was in the photo with Linus ... but was just under the table already at that point...

    • Re:Darn. (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:47AM (#7801281)
      Well, in this letter [interesting-people.org], Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf, two people on the list and two people often called fathers of the Internet, defend Al Gore on the issue, saying the following:

      There are many factors that have contributed to the Internet's rapid growth since the later 1980s, not the least of which has been political support for its privatization and continued support for research in advanced networking technology. No one in public life has been more intellectually engaged in helping to create the climate for a thriving Internet than the Vice President. Gore has been a clear champion of this effort, both in the councils of government and with the public at large.


      The Vice President deserves credit for his early recognition of the value of high speed computing and communication and for his long-term and consistent articulation of the potential value of the Internet to American citizens and industry and, indeed, to the rest of the world.


      I apologize from any resulting cognitive dissonance and you may now return to listening to Rush.
  • by benk (93688) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:35AM (#7801244)
    Darl would have to be in there, naked, too.

    Wait ... on second thoughts ... I don't want to see that...

  • by jms258 (569015) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:37AM (#7801254)
    should most definitely be the new linux logo ... drop the penguin.... we can get corporate sponsorship from heineken!
  • by krahd (106540) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:38AM (#7801256) Homepage Journal
    that allen was a ventriloquist!

    --krahd
  • I would expect more from a Torvalds..

    -shakes head dishonorably-
  • According to the article its...
    "Pictures of people who have made a mark in any of the following: programmable computer systems, computer networks, the Internet or the security involved with those systems."

    I don't recall Charles Babbage [wbglinks.net] contributing to the internet.
  • Slow links in post (Score:5, Informative)

    by Veovis (612685) * on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:44AM (#7801271)
    The server is slashdotted and/or just slow, heres a (hopefully dont slashdot my server) mirror

    http://www.mysticunderground.net/mirror/ [mysticunderground.net]

  • Naked Linus (Score:2, Funny)

    by geekBass (665923)
    Aah that's why he was ashamed [slashdot.org]... wait..nevermind.
  • by teamhasnoi (554944) <(teamhasnoi) (at) (yahoo.com)> on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:51AM (#7801291) Homepage Journal
    such a skinny guy would be behind making so many computer users fat?

    I Kid! (Besides, I'm working tonight and I feel Christmas fat settling on me even as I type)

  • Hmm.... (Score:3, Funny)

    by asadchev (735149) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:51AM (#7801292)
    Is there an image of the drunk Steve Ballmer doing monkey dance naked??? It could be the next goatse.
  • Ut-oh (Score:5, Funny)

    by BrianGa (536442) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:51AM (#7801293)
    "This page is 100K in size, please be patient while it loads"

    Oh boy...
  • Linus Naked (Score:5, Funny)

    by rsmith-mac (639075) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:53AM (#7801298)
    Well, I suppose that explains where "free as in beer" came from.
  • See! Free beer really will beat out free speech, not only did he stop coding for that beer, he gave up his shirt too!
  • What the Hell? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by teamhasnoi (554944) <(teamhasnoi) (at) (yahoo.com)> on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:56AM (#7801307) Homepage Journal
    What is the The Woz [nifty.com] doing with Billy? [wbglinks.net]

    And what's with the rainbow? hmmm...?

    (posted from a powerbook, you zealots!)

  • by edunbar93 (141167) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @01:57AM (#7801311)
    Linus naked and drinking beer

    Mmmm. Geek porn [geekporn.com].
    • by Anonymous Coward
      Looking at that site, I learned I am not a geek.
    • Those are just a bunch of topless camwhores.

      Camwhores, ie. greedy girls with wigs and makeup and the "contrast" slider turned all the way up to hide their teenage acne.

      God, I'm going to be sick now.
  • Gates and Allen (Score:2, Informative)

    by Indy1 (99447)
    what have they EVER contributed to the net besides a series of operating systems that tend to do nothing but break standards and put massive security holes into the hands of the masses? It wasnt even until win 2000 that Uncle Bill had a decent tcp/ip stack, which was conviently borrowed / stolen (depending on your point of view) from free bsd.

    Did m$ design any of the core net protocols? Dns? bgp? smtp? nntp? http?

    I didnt think so, and their contributions to the net are little to nothing.
    • Re:Gates and Allen (Score:3, Informative)

      by teamhasnoi (554944)
      Didn't they have something to do with DHCP? [spectrum-w...search.com] Of course, it says right there:

      6. Security

      DHCP currently provides no authentication or security mechanisms Potential exposures to attack are discussed is section 7 of protocol specification [1].

      This lack of authentication mechanism means that a DHCP server check if a client or user is authorized to use a given User Class This introduces an obvious vulnerability when using the User option. For example, if the User Class is used to give out a parameter (e.g

      • Re:Gates and Allen (Score:5, Informative)

        by pHDNgell (410691) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @03:20AM (#7801569)
        Didn't they have something to do with DHCP?

        I got in an argument with a windows adminstrator at work a few years ago about this. He'd always tell me how wonderful Microsoft is and cite things that had nothing to do with MS. One day I told him I was taking away their DHCP server because they weren't doing much with it and we needed to use it for the Unix servers. He told me that Windows would do it better because DHCP is a Microsoft invention. I pointed him to the standard and asked him to show me the word ``Microsoft.'' Nothing, of course.

        This particular RFC (3004) you're referencing is regards to a new option to be added to DHCP. That they'll extend a protocol is not news.
        • That's what I get for reading/believing /. comments.

          Thanks for clearing it up for me - I will go back to believing that Microsoft is a black hole of tech. :)

    • Where did the SMB protocols come from? Just wondering if it was an MS invention or "borrowed?"
    • Re:Gates and Allen (Score:5, Insightful)

      by rmpotter (177221) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @02:42AM (#7801466) Homepage
      Sigh... try looking at this bit of HISTORY from a historical perspective. Consider the other names on the list. Some of them were relatively minor players in the grand scheme. Do you seriously believe the people who had a major hand in creating OS's which drive hundreds of millions of PCs should be ignored because you don't believe they "contributed"? It's history. It's evolution. It took MS a long time to create a usable, reliable (though not yet secure) desktop OS which has been deployed on millions of desktops with countless hardware combinations. Linux is inching toward the desktop. but it's not there yet. In the meantime, let's not re-write history.
      • Re:Gates and Allen (Score:2, Insightful)

        by Anonymous Coward
        Yes, but with due credit.

        In your way the credit for Mona Lisa should go to the people who are making millions of copies and selling them instead of D'Vinci. Also then we need to give credit to people like Micheal Dell and Sam Walton since without them M$ would not be able to sel crap, so according to you they made the internet?

        Thieves should be called thieves, dictators should be called dictators and copiers should be called copiers. What you suggest is making thieves creators.
    • Re:Gates and Allen (Score:3, Interesting)

      by DerPflanz (525793)

      what have they EVER contributed to the net

      How about massive acceptation? The internet has been around since 1969 or so, but with the developments in cheap hardware (thanks to IBM and Microsoft) and an easy to use operating system (again Microsoft), the internet had the environment to grow and become massively accepted by non-technical people. This acceptation then led to a faster, cheaper and bigger internet. The one we now use. Don't think too technical, social developments count too in 'The History of

      • Re:Gates and Allen (Score:3, Insightful)

        by pjt48108 (321212)
        Actually, the word is 'acceptance,' but that is beside the point.

        My own introduction to the Internet was on my old Macintosh LCII, nearly ten years ago. MS and IBM had little to do with that computer, as I recall. The first browser I used was Mosaic (well, the first graphical one--previously I fiddled with Lynx on my local BBS--to which I connected via telnet on my LCII).

        As mentioned previously, MS was blindsided by the Internet and WWW. If any ONE entity was responsible for bringing it to the masses, m
  • by Jon Abbott (723) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @02:10AM (#7801350) Homepage
    I just checked their website, and they didn't have my personal favorite [decus.org.au]...
  • by karl.auerbach (157250) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @02:13AM (#7801361) Homepage
    Some names (and photos) seem to be missing.

    I'd suggest John Romkey (author of PC/IP and one of the two original Internet toasters), Phil Karn (KA9Q), Louis Pouzin (I probably misspelled that), Don Davies. Mike St. Johns, Jake Feinler, Bob Braden, Milo, Jun Murai, Marshall Rose, Dave Mills, Dave Farber, Dave Clark, Jerry Saltzer, Noel Chiappa, Steve Casner, Dan Lynch, Radia Pearlman ... and many many others. One more than a few occassions siblings were involved - Judy and Deborah Estrin, and the Lyons brothers come to mind.

    Carl Malamud's 1992 book, "Exploring the Internet" has a lot of anecdotes and a few photos.
    • Others (Score:2, Informative)

      by anti-NAT (709310)
      John T. Moy - OSPF Tony Li (BGP), Yakov Rehkter (BGP, MPLS)
    • Hear hear! Dave Mills was head of all sorts of stuff relating to the early 'net, in addition to inventing NTP [ntp.org]. I can't believe they left him out! He was totally robbed.
    • by FreeUser (11483) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @08:20AM (#7802171)
      Some names (and photos) seem to be missing.

      Not only that, but some names and photos are extraneous and have no relevence to Internet history whatsoever.

      To wit, what do Bill Gates and Paul Allen have to do with the history of the Internet? Absolutely nothing. Neither of them innovated a single thing with respect to the Internet, indeed, the Internet blindsided them while they were busy trying to setup a Microsoft version of CompuServe embedded in the windows desktop. Hell, they're still trying, by dumbing down the Internet to CompuServe-esque levels and embedding it into their desktop in the form of a pansy candy-assed butterfly by the name of MSN.

      Unless Bill Gates is going down as the End of the History of Internet, killed by his desktop monopoly and wide deployment of DRM (events which have yet to happen, and arguably may never occur), his presence, while perhaps relevant to the history of personal computing, certainly isn't with repect to the history of the 'net.
  • by mcc (14761) <amcclure@purdue.edu> on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @02:13AM (#7801364) Homepage
    This is a really cool page, but I find it too bad that they left out the absolutely priceless mug shot of Bill Gates [mugshots.org] from when he was arrested in 1977 in New Mexico on a traffic offense.
  • huh (Score:2, Funny)

    by standsolid (619377)
    look at that. naked and drinking beer. huh.
  • Aren't they getting enough Sun ?

    At least Rusty is trying to ... although I'm not sure the "open source is better code" idea works after a few beers.

    Outside hacking with beer [wbglinks.net] Outside hacking with beer again [wbglinks.net]

    Hmmmmmm, Coopers Beer [coopers.com.au]. Thoroughly recommend the Pale (green label), Sparkling (red label) not too bad either. Fortunatley it's made where I come from (as does Rusty), so it is always fresh (can't speak for Rusty though, never met him - I did hear he got married a while back, so he may not be as fres

  • by i_should_be_working (720372) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @02:19AM (#7801385)
    his name is pronounced "lee-nus"??

    good thing he didn't grow up in an english speaking country
  • Lemme guess... this was on the eve of the 2.6.0 kernel release?
  • Linus (Score:5, Funny)

    by borgasm (547139) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @02:32AM (#7801443) Journal
    Why did I immediately click on the picture of Linus drinking beer naked!!!!

    I think I had a freudian click.
  • Come on, if you can get your picture in a ROM sold in thousands of computers, surely that deserves a mention?

    Ctrl-Alt-Reset [geocities.com]
  • ewwww (Score:2, Funny)

    by index72 (591909)
    Thats not what I call Christmas cheer.
  • by Bowie J. Poag (16898) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @02:49AM (#7801486) Homepage


    Back in '98 or so, my best friend Brian politely informed me that his employer at the time was footing the bill for him to fly out to LinuxWorld Expo for 3 days. Not a bad gig. This made me a bit jealous, of course, so I made a bet with him. I bet him $50 that he could not come away from the conference with a photo of him and Linus having a beer. See, Bri is painfully shy. The odds of him running into (let alone introducing himself to!) Linus were pretty damn low, I figured. Hahaaa, an easy $50, I figured. Sucker!

    So Bri gets on the plane and leaves....Days went by, and I heard nothing. Of course, this meant I could (in my infinite wisdom) run out and immediately spend $50, because he was obviously going to return from the conference empty-handed. Ch-ching, -$50.00...(I think it was on something totally meaningful, like a spool of CD-Rs.)

    A couple days later, I get a call from Brian. Snickering like a friggin hyena.

    (bbRRRrrrring....bbRRRrrrriing..) (*click*)

    Me: Hello?

    Brian: (...silence...) (*snicker*)

    Me: Hellloooo.....?

    Brian: (*snicker*)...Hey...(*snicker*)

    Me: Oh! Hey man! How was your trip?

    Brian: (..silence...)....*snicker*... Y..Y-YOU OWE ME FIFTY BUCKS!! (*snicker*) PAY UP, BITCH!!!!

    Me: ........oh no f*@*&$ing way...

    Brain: OOOH YEAAH, PAY UP BITCH!!!

    The consumate programmer that he is, Brian figures out a way to do it. That son of a bitch intentionally got drunk, and drunk enough to work up the courage to pull it off...He spots Linus, and immediately buys two big frothy glasses of beer. He walks over to him, and asks Linus if he can have his picture taken with him. Linus kindly obliges. "Here, hold this", Bri says, and hands one of the beers to Linus. Bri hands his camera off to a passer-by who snaps the photo. Picture perfect. There's Bri, theres Linus, and they're both holding a tall 'n frosty one. And it's a good picture. Son of a bitch! :)

    Ch-ChinG! another -$50.00...

  • No goatsex? (Score:3, Funny)

    by wrinkledshirt (228541) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @03:09AM (#7801547) Homepage
    Lord knows that's gotten more time on Slashdot than a naked Linus posing...

    [pause]

    Wait a second...! OH MY GOD!!!
  • Geez, Linus is starting to look like a penguin stuffed with fish... ...wait a minute...
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Linus started new trend, huh? Here are his photos:
    one [conectiva.com.br] and
    two [conectiva.com.br].
  • slashdotted! (Score:5, Informative)

    by toygeek (473120) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @04:44AM (#7801721) Homepage Journal
    Yep the site was slashdotted, my poor little 5MB ds3 wasn't quite enough to handle it. BTW I'm the host not the site owner.

    Check the mirrors folks its a good site!

    Sorry to wbglinks.net!!!

  • Test Page

    This page is used to test the proper operation of the Apache Web server after it has been installed. If you can read this page, it means that the Apache Web server installed at this site is working properly.

    Joking aside... It appears someone pulled all content at this time, judging from http://www.wbglinks.net/ [wbglinks.net]

    Sigh... seems anything interesting on the Internet done by someone without a bandwidth budget gets blown to bits. But ah, yes, the site is completely down.

  • ...but where is the All Your Base Are Belong To Us animation?
  • by baudtender (80377) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 @06:15AM (#7801874)
    That must be the least satisfying naked picture I've ever seen.
  • So the previous story is:
    Developers: Savannah Back Online With Extra Security
    depesz writes "As we can read here, savannah is back online. After several weeks of downtime, all security problems are resolved, and the service is again operational."


    Cool. So can you post a notice when the server in this story is back up, too?
  • It may not be beer [upenn.edu] but it's still pretty tasty.

How many Unix hacks does it take to change a light bulb? Let's see, can you use a shell script for that or does it need a C program?

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