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MB_Avro_UK
03-12-2006, 04:47 PM
Hi all,

Looking at the RAF Fighter Command Radar and Control system during the Battle of Britain 1940 it has similarities to perhaps the first internet web system. Anyone agree?? Or perhaps not??

Best regards,
MB_Avro

Capt.LoneRanger
03-12-2006, 04:55 PM
Yes. About the same as native American smoke-signs.

MB_Avro_UK
03-12-2006, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
Yes. About the same as native American smoke-signs.

Ok...I am dumb and stupid...I'll delete this post. Thanks for your thoughtful and intellectual post regarding an historical discussion..

Best regards,
MB_Avro

slipBall
03-12-2006, 05:06 PM
That's true, probably the main reason that Britain even survived. The German's never realized the importance of that new fangled invention

vocatx
03-12-2006, 06:19 PM
Actually, I have read several articles in the past few years that do make the connection between the internet and the British communication system. If you diagram it out, there is a striking resemblence between the two. So, yes, I would tend to agree. It's not the technologically sophisticated network we have today, but I would say it's the "grand-daddy" of the internet.

Tully__
03-12-2006, 06:34 PM
In terms of the logical structure of the sytem, vaguely similar. In terms of the technical realisation, the only similarity is that it was mostly done over copper wire.

OldMan____
03-13-2006, 04:04 AM
Thta is because any communication system sblished over a non reliable envoronment but that needs to be reliable will have to be very simmilar to this concepts.

Jatro13th
03-13-2006, 09:44 AM
Have you by any chance seen the four part documentary about the spitfire and its pilot training? Sorry but I can't remember the documentary's name... It mentions that the communication between the radar stations, the bases and the headquarters resembled in a way the internet.

So, if you thought that by yourself, then you are not alone. It has been said by people who have made a quite serious and educational documentary.

Cheers!

RAF74_Poker
03-13-2006, 10:16 AM
Wow, I didn't know Al Gore was that old !

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Wingstrut_1
03-13-2006, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

Looking at the RAF Fighter Command Radar and Control system during the Battle of Britain 1940 it has similarities to perhaps the first internet web system. Anyone agree?? Or perhaps not??

Best regards,
MB_Avro

Yes, but only if Al Gore was in the room. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Treetop64
03-13-2006, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by RAF74_Poker:
Wow, I didn't know Al Gore was that old !

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I knew it was only a matter of time before someone replied with an A.G. joke!

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vocatx
03-13-2006, 12:00 PM
Now that's a good one, Poker!

Vipez-
03-13-2006, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Jatro13th:
Have you by any chance seen the four part documentary about the spitfire and its pilot training? Sorry but I can't remember the documentary's name... It mentions that the communication between the radar stations, the bases and the headquarters resembled in a way the internet.



Did it also resemble constant crashes and blue screens of death a l'a Microsoft.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ?

snafu73
03-13-2006, 01:43 PM
I think I'm right in saying that British Scientists accidentally discovered the early warning potential of radar when they where actually researching wether it would be possible to shoot down aircraft with radio waves... the serendipity of science eh?

I remember reading that afterwards a physicist did some calculations and it turns out that all the cosmic radio waves that have bathed Earth since its accretion is only equal to the energy produced by a single snowflake striking the ground!

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bazzaah2
03-13-2006, 01:57 PM
It was very well organised and very efficient. But if we are to make analogies with today's technology then it would be more like an intranet, I suppose. Less porn, as well.

TavarisDSam
02-12-2018, 11:54 AM
Hi all,

Looking at the RAF Fighter Command Radar and Control system during the Battle of Britain 1940 it has similarities to perhaps the first internet web system. Anyone agree?? Or perhaps not??

Best regards,
MB_Avro


In college I learned the American government was using the internet in 1949 for warfare.