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ARPANET

Includes additional plate, set at an angle, below the main plaque. This plate shows the following binary code:

 

0100000101010010010100000100

0001010011100100010101010100

 

Translated into ASCII text, the code reads: 

 

ARPANET

Transcription:

The Arpanet, a project of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, developed the technology that became the foundation for the internet at this site from 1970 to 1975. Originally intended to support military needs, Arpanet technology was soon applied to civilian uses, allowing information to be rapidly and widely available. The Internet, and services such as E-mail, E-commerce and the Worldwideweb, continues to grow as the underlying technologies evolve. The innovations inspired by the Arpanet have provided great benefits for society.

 

Erected in 2008 by Arlington County, Virginia

 

 

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