This excited and intrigued many, because it did sound like a theory for an indestructible network.
In the autumn of 1969, the first node was installed in UCLA.
And how would the network itself be commanded and controlled?
Any central authority would be an obvious and immediate target for an enemy missile.
ARPANET’s users had warped the computer-sharing network into a dedicated, high-speed, federally subsidized electronic postal service.