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If you were lucky enough to be on the ARPANET in the 1970s, you could get mail and news (in the form of a topical mailing list). But in January 1976 there were still only 63 hosts, and you had to be one of the elite to gain access. But soon there were methods to reach other sites. Like UNIX, the software began in New Jersey. Let’s look at the next dozen years.

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