Your internet is working. Thank these Cold War-era pioneers who designed it to handle almost anything | Curio

Your internet is working. Thank these Cold War-era pioneers who designed it to handle almost anything

12 mins | Apr 18, 2020

A 50-year-old vision is keeping the world connected at a time of global catastrophe. The coronavirus outbreak has become the hardest challenge the internet as a network has ever face, with demand surging and millions of livelihoods depending entirely on it. Nevertheless, despite some hurdles here and there, the 50-year-old technology has coped very well. Writing in The Washington Post, Craig Timberg profiles the scientists who envisioned it.

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From The Washington Post