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Posted by dafadox (Member # 6885) on :
I believe Ender's Game was written in 1985, or at least the full book. What I got from reading Ender's Game, about the "Nets", was that it is a lot like the internet. I didn't think the internet was around in 1985, but I really have no idea.

What is the story on this? Was the internet already around? Is my idea of what the "Nets" are completely wrong? Help!
Posted by Icarus (Member # 3162) on :
It was sort of around, but not as sophisticated and ubiquitous as it is now. Universities and government installations used it to share information and communications.
Posted by dafadox (Member # 6885) on :
So it is safe to say that this is where OSC got the idea?
Posted by Icarus (Member # 3162) on :
History of the Internet

In it's earliest form, Arpanet, the internet was first online in 1969. (And that is perhaps the clunkiest sentence I have ever written here!)

I would say so, dafadox.

I think he addresses this in the research area (EDIT TO ADD I cannot find a link to confirm this.), but it seems to be pretty clearly the case.

[ January 04, 2005, 01:23 AM: Message edited by: Icarus ]
Posted by Sid Meier (Member # 6965) on :
I think his version of the internet is more advanced then ours. [Dont Know]

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