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I guess the clearest definition of what it traditionally means to be American comes from immigration -
I expect there are psychological challenges to living in a falling empire (or the modern equivalent).
Whatever, as far as I'm concerned, the part of the planet from which we hail is less important than simply being part of this adventure of life on Earth.
-1-:Steve, go to a site where the average American writes on forum posts. They're[sic] grammar their[sic] is what there[sic] grammar is...
(I love that word "sic". It makes the person using it look very clever because it's Latin and knowing Latin means you're clever.)
Fooloso4 wrote:Greta wrote:I expect there are psychological challenges to living in a falling empire (or the modern equivalent).
... the American ideal of individualism which has been used as a rhetorical tool to resist any form of social program - from social security to medicare to programs designed to help the poor.
Woodart wrote:However, being American is a privilege – in my mind. The reason being is mostly freedom of speech.
Woodart wrote:We must give credit to America and the internet.
Fan of Science wrote:I'm not exactly sure who "invented" the internet, but I'm fairly certain it was not Al Gore, despite his claims to the contrary.
I would appreciate if people did not alter my text and then attribute the altered text to me as an original quote.
The first workable prototype of the Internet came in the late 1960s with the creation of ARPANET, or the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. Originally funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, ARPANET used packet switching to allow multiple computers to communicate on a single network. The technology continued to grow in the 1970s after scientists Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf developed Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol, or TCP/IP, a communications model that set standards for how data could be transmitted between multiple networks. ARPANET adopted TCP/IP on January 1, 1983, and from there researchers began to assemble the “network of networks” that became the modern Internet. The online world then took on a more recognizable form in 1990, when computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. While it’s often confused with the Internet itself, the web is actually just the most common means of accessing data online in the form of websites and hyperlinks.
October 29, 1969
UCLA student Charley Kline attempts to transmit the text “login” to a computer at the Stanford Research Institute over the first link on the ARPANET, which was the precursor to the modern Internet. After the letters “l” and “o” are sent the system crashed, making the first message ever sent on the Internet “lo”. About an hour later, after recovering from the crash, the full text of “login” is successfully sent.
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