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    This is a really appropriate one for the Lenten season of acknowledging and atoning for one's sins. From the Georgetown website:

    "The university permanently named a building*Isaac Hawkins Hall – formerly known as Mulledy Hall and renamed as Freedom Hall in 2015 – in a courtyard ceremony next to the university’s Dahlgren Chapel.

    Issac Hawkins was the first enslaved person listed in the 1838 sale document."



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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post

    Next: Cornelius Hawkins
    Here's my artistic shot of GU



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    Kitty makes her triumphant return to Notorious and gets the point

    Next: 1972 Public demonstration of the ARPANET / Internet, and AT&T's refusal of DOD's offer to sell the Internet to AT&T

    The Internet was an experimental network from 1969 to 1972. Having succeeded at the experiment, DOD ARPA did not want to be saddled with operating it. So they tried to give it to AT&T to operate. In 1972, one of those classic moments in history, AT&T had no interest and no use for the Internet. The Internet could not possibly work according to AT&T. See http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/in...history70s.htm.

    Th 1972 public demonstration of ARPANET took place at the site of another NOTORIOUS item.

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    And the internet lives on! I'm so happy to count ARPANET as my neighbor.

    As a bonus photo (right), given its proximity to the ARPANET building, I always thought of the big silver work of public art with its wizzing jumble of arrows as an artist's rendition of "the birth of the internet."

    I was disappointed to learn that it's supposedly "Cupid's Garden."


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    I'll give a little hint. The item is looking for the location of the first public demonstration of the Internet / ARPANET which took place in 1972. Kitty is in fact out in front of the operational ARPA office, basically the place where DOD cut the checks to the universities developing the ARPANET. But for the location of the first public demonstration of the Internet / ARPANET one would have to cross the river.

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    I know I know, I just probably won't be able to get over there today

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    Default N O T O R I O U S :: A Pointless Game

    Here is the real location of the 1972 ICCC held at the Washington Hilton, also where Reagan was shot.
    Had to bikeshare to get there!

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    I stand humbly corrected.

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    If not for the short sightedness of the AT&T contingent whom were dead set on circuit switching, the history of the internet would be vastly different. A friend described to me presenting his TCP/IP stack for the UNIVAC at a conference and getting grilled by someone from Western Union. Imagine if some University employee's software given away for free was going to put your entire corporation's plans for the future in the dustbin of history.

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    Benihana is moving up for the challenge, getting the point for the First Public Demonstration of the ARPANET

    Yeah this one is kinda incredible

    Next: Lt. Thomas Selfridge

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