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Advanced Internet Use

Autonetics Division of North American Aviation, Inc., however, has announced a new microminiaturized computer in late stages of development. This unit appears to have a computing capacity almost as great as that we have proposed in 72 cu ft, but in a package of about 0.3 cu ft–and, at a comparable cost. In retrospect, the designs described in ODC-VII and -VIII are now somewhat out of date, in light of the microminiature developments of the past year.

Paul Baran, On Distributed Communications, Volume I, 1964.

The Internet is the most complex distributed system mankind has yet invented, with a rich set of advanced features, tips, and techniques, many of which are described below: