The first network crash and the very first Internet magazine. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.
1980 – The first Network crash
The ARPANET, an early form of the internet, experienced the first network crash in history when the routing processes of its Interface Message Processors (IMPs), which served as the network’s routers, crash after one of them corrupts the network’s routing tables with an accidentally-propagated status-message virus. It is the first major network crash.
1994 – The first Internet Magazine
On this day in 1994, the world’s first commercial web magazine; HotWired launches. The magazine publishers have fourteen advertisers signed up to sponsor its launch. One of the most influential aspects of the new magazine was the initial sponsorship business model which led it to design the “ad banner” display areas that will later become ubiquitous among commercial websites. The first banner ad or “graphical ad units,” as they’re initially called is a single panel display ad for AT&T. These first clickable banners are such a novelty that the first ad campaign (which featured only the text “click here”) will achieve a 78 percent click-through-rate! By 1996, banner ads and pop-ups will be popular through the internet.