"theoretical feasibility of communications" using packets
written by J.C.R. Licklider
Thomas Merrill, Roberts connected the TX-2 computer in pile. to the Q-32 at California with a low rate telephone line creating the first "wide-area" computer network ever built.
Roberts went to DARPA to develop the computer network concept
The RFQ was won in December
BBN installed the first IMP at UCLA
The network users finally could begin to develop applications.
Khan realized the first public demonstration of this new network technology