Someone found a map of the internet from the 70's... And it's very small

Someone found a map of the internet from the 70's... And it's very small
Paul Newbury

It's time to break out the internet's baby photos!

If you've ever wondered what the internet used to look like in its earliest days, specifically the swinging 70s, have we got a treat for you.

Creative developer David Newbury was going through some papers that his dad Paul gave him when he came across this map:

David took a picture of the internet map and and shared it on Twitter... We're sure the irony isn't lost on you.

His tweet has since been retweeted almost 23,000 times.

David says his dad found the map when he was working as a business manager of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Even to the untrained eye, the internet was clearly absolutely tiny back then.

The very first pathways of the global resource we know and love today weren't made until the late 1960s, so in 1973, when this map was created, the information superhighway was only a few years old.

Of course, this raises a bunch of extra questions, including:

How can you map something that you cant even see?

Has someone made a new one including Twitter?

And will the picture of the old map of the internet now exist in a new picture of the map of the internet?

Don't try to google that last question, it will just make your brain hurt.

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