Alan J Sondheim on Fri, 18 Jul 1997 09:07:32 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> 2 final points (fwd)

Two final points - the NCC hardware used a central processor with only 12k
of 16bit memory! And this was at the core of the net at the time.

Second, and more important, according to Abbate's handwritten notes on the
xeroxed pages she supplied (for the Scenarios), the BBN Tenex had, in add-
ition to mail, games, etc., the commands who and talk (in one or another
form) - so there was real time chat in operation at a public demo in 1972. 
This means that both synchronous and asynchronous user-to-user applica-
tions were being rapidly developed by then.


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