Subject: Happy birthday, internet!
Posted on: 2019-10-29 20:18:55 UTC
In about ten hours, it will have been precisely 50 years since the very first message was transmitted over ARPANET, the original core of the Internet. I'm extremely pleased to inform you that the very first letters transmitted were 'LOL'.
Yes, as Wikipedia confirms, they tried to transmit 'LOGIN', but the system crashed after two letters. An hour later, they started over from L again. ^_^ The more things change...