The Beginning of the Internet

I was doing some research on Italy, and I got to a screen that said, “You have reached the end.” During this time at home, you too may have reached the end of the Internet… but, did you wonder where it began?

The plaque put up by Arlington County.

The Internet started just a few steps from Washington, DC, USA, fifty years ago. Developed from 1970-1975 in Arlington, Virginia, the “ARPANet” (Advanced Research Projects Agency Net) was developed as a communications tool by the military. A small plaque stands on the side of the road in Arlington, Virginia. The plaque has a smaller plaque with zeroes and ones representing the binary code for “ARPANet.” Although Arlington County claims to have invented the Internet, the first computer-to-computer transmission was in California in 1969, but it was the ARPANet who figured out how to dice up information into binary code…. which became the Internet, online shopping, electronic mail, blogging, and video-calls (imagine no Zoom?)… The World Wide Web.

A whole new world.

Business Cards in Lima

isTqgskaRf6qiQDERPUGvdTLH6B9N4kIUEw_3-6qQs8ooJCxC5N49qfYugT3tZRQBJsks3bTGDlQeqdhxWBe7mG1NyKIZPMRr0AsE2-url43x_rDAiVvxPDBL6ZJcJYi5HWQ1SqHLqyImcsX-w56YvoF0cniALpBnIUYpX87kPnTyL6a7Qh6I5mwdrThe area around Wilson in downtown Lima is known as the graphic and computer area, but I got a recommendation and tried out Cubo Graphic. 1,000 business cards, double sided, color, for 105 Soles ($32) delivery in Lima included. They would have designed them for me for an extra 20 soles. The cards took two days to order, print, and deliver. The quality of the printing was fine (as the sheen in the photo is because I took the photo of the open face sandwich through the glass counter).

These cards should keep me going until I go adventuring downtown. Who knows what kind of swag I can get printed down there?