SOURCE: The Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum

November 04, 2009 08:00 ET

MEDIA ALERT: KTEH and Computer History Museum Kick Off Internet Scavenger Hunt

Celebrating the 40th Birthday of the "Net" With Virtual Time Capsule and Global Search for Most Significant Internet-Related Stories and Artifacts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) -

WHO:   KTEH and the Computer History Museum (CHM)

WHAT:  A Virtual Time Capsule and Internet Scavenger Hunt for the general
       public in celebration of the Net's 40th birthday.

       Virtual Time Capsule:
         --  People are invited to share their personal stories and
             anecdotes about how the Internet made a difference in their
         --  Stories can be submitted via the form at

       Scavenger Hunt for Internet Collectibles:
         --  Members of the public are invited to submit their best
             original photos of any rare or unusual Internet-related
         --  The photos will be displayed on the KTEH website.
         --  Each week, the Founding Curator of the CHM's Internet History
             Program, Marc Weber, will rate the artifacts and award blue
             ribbons to the most valuable finds.
         --  People with the most significant items may be invited to
             donate them to the Museum, where they will become part of the
             permanent collection. A few of those artifacts may be placed
             on display and identified as gifts from the donors.

       At 10:30 p.m. on October 29, 1969, the system that evolved into the
       Internet "said its first words," according to computer scientist
       Leonard Kleinrock. That day, data was sent between the first two
       mainframes on the Internet's predecessor, the ARPANET, charting a
       path that would change our lives forever.

WHEN:  Present - 12 a.m. PT on December 11, 2009


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