Interface Message Processor (IMP) – The First Internet Router

The First Internet Router

Steve Jurvetson shot this photo of a Interface Message Processor (IMP) made by BBN, which was as used as a router by APRANET to create one of the first nodes Internet in 1969. It is part of an upcoming exhibition at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

photo by Steve Jurvetson

Written by Scott Beale

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