“Robert Metcalfe, researcher at PARC, invented Ethernet as a way to connect Xerox printers and the Alto computer,” Xerox spokesman Bill McKee said on Monday. “But inventing Ethernet is not the same as inventing the internet.”
In other words, don’t confuse a network of computers with the birthplace of TCP/IP and lolcats.
Xerox: Uh, we didn’t invent the internet. But thx though?
(No matter what the WSJ might say.)
Don’t care what the article is about. Would kill, or do other things, to get my hands on a working Alto minicomputer. Don’t know what I’d do with it once I got it (probably use it as a smart terminal.)
But Damn. Look at it. I want it. I want it. Oh I want it for my own.