> (May 11, 2012) I have now put up all the BBN reports I used for my thesis, largely on Interface Message Processors (IMP) issues and developments in the early Arpanet Computer Network. They are here.
> (August 8, 2011) Here's a copy of BBN (1974) Interface Message Processors for the ARPA Computer Network (Report 2816, Quarterly Technical Report 5).
> (August 3, 2011) Here comes C.A. Sunshine's 1975 INWG Note 5 on "Issues in Communication Protocol Design". Credits to CBI for digging this out for me.
> (September 17, 2010) Here comes BBN Report 2913, predecessor to various later reports and publications in the open literature; a personal copy from a private source. Beware, though, it is fairly huge – 18 MB.
> (April 20, 2010) First two INWG reports here and here. Credits to CBI for digging this out for me.
> (October 21, 2009) Just a recommendation on a a book out there on the history of Arpanet and Internet. The author is a guy named James Pelkey, and the research he has put into the "History of Computer Communications" is outstanding. The book is not available in print, and problably never will be, but it is one true marvel. The website is a little weird, and some sections appear to be missing or still to be worked on (the TOC is here), but I cannot recommend this book, and particularly chapter 6 highly enough for anyone interested in the history of TCP/IP and the like.
> (October 6, 2009) Right, the other day I tried to find the earliest version of the the 1977 John M. McQuillan and David C. Walden paper "The ARPA Network Design Decisions". Turns out this is a BBN report "Network Design Issues" (2918) that was dug out by Chris Edmondson-Yurkanan and Jennie Connolly, and used to sit here. Well, the links are dead, but Google helped. The PDF is here, and the folder listing gets you to all the other documents, too.
> Some of the credit for the design of the Internet sure goes to Pouzin — see for some words of the man himself this Interview from 1998; also check out this goodie.
> Die klassischen Canones nach Savigny — the four classic rules of interpretation, as originally put by Friedrich Carl von Savigny
> First Ever Arpanet Host-Host Protocol Specification, the grandfather of TCP, so to speak Crocker (1970) Host-Host Protocol Document No. 1 (NIC5143) (see also a brief background story to this document)