In 1969, the Internet made its debut as Arpanet, a message board between four universities. As professors huddled anxiously around computers the size of small cars, the first computer network message was sent.
The network's inception, however, was immediately accompanied by a false rumor: Arpanet was an attempt to maintain military communication during a nuclear war. In many ways, not much has changed since then.
Along with the limitless bounty of the Internet, the world wide web has also morphed into a sea of crackpot conspiracy theories, fake news, cat memes and spam for erectile dysfunction cures.
Set in 1969,𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗣𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗔𝗛 follows the madcap travails of two flaky hippies on a spur-of-the moment road trip who stumble onto a multiple murder and become the prime suspects.
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The Period Pieces Blog curates fun facts from the 1960s inspired by the novel Mustang to Paducah by Raul Ramos y Sanchez.
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