Its been 40 years since the Internet gave birth to itself! Leonard Kleinrock probably didn't know what he wrote in his UCLA lab was going to fun filled with tits and tweets.

The image above shows the log entry of the first meaningful connection between two computer nodes. It happened on October 29, 1969. However, the very first heart beat, the first actual connection in which bits were exchanged between two hosts happened 40 years ago today.

Later those two nodes evolved into this:

That's the first logical map of ARPANET, the world's first operational packet switching network created by the Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Happy Birthday, Internet!

[Wikipedia and LA Times via Boing Boing]