Unintended Consequences... via Alastair Paterson, writing as he often does at SecurityWeek, comes this commom sense post detailing issues with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as that regulation interfere's with what-may-seem-like-age-old-internetworking-tools - in this case Whois. Highly recommended and Today's MustRead!
via IEEE's Spectrum Magazine, comes this oddity of computational flotsam in the guise of an early terminal, which permitted reading messages on a bulletin-board-like system in San Francisco, California.
"Among the volunteers who made up Loving Grace Cybernetics and Resource One was Lee Felsenstein, who would go on to help establish the Homebrew Computer Club and who played a number of other pioneering roles in the nascent personal computing industry." - via via IEEE's Spectrum Magazine writer David C. Brock (David C. Brock is Director of the Center for Software History at the Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California)
Yes, Bunky, hindsight truly is 20/140...
"The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world." - via The Washington Post's Craig Timberg
Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) Report #4799 Document entitled 'A History of the ARPANET: The First Decade'. First published in 1981, and detailing early ARPANET engineering, via the March 2015 'The Internet Protocol Journal' (Volume 18, Number 1). Download IPJ back issues and find subscription information at Internet Prorocol Journal.