Cyberspace, left to itself, will not fulfill the promise of freedom. Left to itself, cyberspace will become the perfect tool of control.
--Lawrence Lessig


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Timeline: 1968 - 1969 - 1970

Alan Kay writes The Reactive Engine.

Marvin Minsky and Seymour Papert write Perceptrons: An Introduction to Computational Geometry.

BBN delivers IMPs to Leonard Kleinrock at UCLA and Doug Engelbart at SRI.

The ARPAnet begins.

Robert Taylor hands the directorship of the IPTO to Larry Roberts.

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie of Bell Labs develop Unix.

NASA successfully sends astronauts to walk on the moon.

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair takes place, memorialized by Abbie Hoffman in Woodstock Nation.

The trial of the Chicago Eight (seven after Bobby Seale is taken away) begins.

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