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Internet and Astrology
The Internet's natal charts
This article presents the history related to the birth of the internet, outlining the two key dates and times that may be used for the natal chart of the internet.
The roots of the Internet
The Internet represents nowadays an excellent communication medium, a huge
database of information, a virtual reality, it really become something one can’t
However, from an astrological point of view, there are no studies and
articles, at least none that I am aware of. (I would very much appreciate if the
reader can give any references on this - see the contact page)
There are two dates and times in the history of the internet that represent
true milestones and could represent what every astrologer needs in order to
practice his craft: the natal chart of the internet.
The first internet connection
On July 3, 1969, it was announced that the University of California Los
Angeles (UCLA) will become the first station in a nationwide computer network
which, for the first time, will link together computers of different makes and
using different machine languages into one time-sharing system. Professor
Leonard Kleinrock was heading this project therefore he is considered the father
of the Internet
The first Node connected to the network was UCLA's on September 2, 1969. This
is when the first two computers were connected over what was to become the
From a personal communication with Professor Leonard Kleinrock, I learned
that it was mid-morning Pacific Time; he estimated it to about 10:00 am.
This is the moment that marks the physical birth of the Internet.
September 2, 1969, approx. 10:00 am PDT, Los Angeles, CA
Later, on October 1, Node 2 was connected at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI),
to be followed by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) on November
1 and the University of Utah in December. But these are not so important dates,
The sending of the first message
The second key date in the Internet history is October 29, 1969. That is the
day when the first Message between to host computers attached to the
Internet was sent.
Detailed information on this day from the email received from Professor
Leonard Kleinrock: “The setup was as follows. At UCLA we had the first
network switch (which was called an Interface Message Processor, or IMP) and we
had our time-shared computer host, which was an SDS Sigma 7. (It was the
connection between those two machines that occurred on Sept 2, 1969 and I like
to say that the infant Internet took its first breath of life that day).
At Stanford Research Institute (SRI), which is about 450 miles north of UCLA in
Los Angeles, we had the second installation. It, too, had an IMP (IMP number 2)
and a Host computer (an SDS 940 computer). In addition, the first long
distance high-speed link of the Internet connected UCLA to SRI. What we did was
to send a message from my host computer at UCLA to the host computer at
SRI. As you may know, that first message was simply, "Lo", a most
prophetic message. That first message was sent at exactly 10:20 pm Pacific
October 29, 1969, 10:20 pm PST, Los Angeles, CA
Key events in the history of the Internet
- January 1, 1983 – the computers on the ARPANET switched to a new protocol
called "TCP/IP," the protocol used by the Internet today.