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Google ads ‘push’ Public Service alerts on Hurricane Sandy

Plans for a computer network allowing communication between systems were devised in the 1960s, and in 1969, ARPANET emerged. It was a myth that the network would allow communication after a nuclear attack, but it is true that the robustness and survivability of the network were tested - a network that could function even if parts of it were destroyed or incapacitated. Packet-switching networks as we know them were born - and the next thing you know, you have a thousand friends updating you with their furry animal photos.