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  1967 Gatlinburg computer conference

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At a computer conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 1967, Larry Roberts presented a paper on his idea for an "ARPAnet", and Roger Scantlebury of NPL discussed the computer networking experiments done by the Donald Davies group. It was from Scantlebury that Roberts first learned of Davies, Baran, and their independent work in packet switching. The NPL people also convinced Roberts to go with lines of higher bandwidth, based on network experiments that they began to do.

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