1964 Introduction to Distributed Communications Networks

Here’s the initial RAND memorandum (RM-3420-PR), as prepared by Paul Baran in August 1964 for the USAF.

…one in a series of eleven RAND Memoranda detailing the Distributed Adaptive Message Block Network, a proposed digital data communications system based on a distributed network concept. […] Various aspects of the concept as reported in this Memorandum were presented before selected Air Force audiences in the summer of 1961 in the form of a RAND briefing (B-265), and contained in RAND Paper P-2626, which this Memorandum supersedes.

(RM3420 PDF)

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