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.
As the ‘70 advanced, other entire networks fell into the digital embrace of this ever-growing web of computers.
Since TCP/IP was public domain, and the basic technology was decentralized and rather anarchic by its very nature, it was difficult to stop people from barging in and linking up.
And how would the network itself be commanded and controlled?
Any central authority would be an obvious and immediate target for an enemy missile.
A mere twenty years had passed since the invention of the ARPANET, but few people remembered it now.