How the Internet Transformed the Secondary Watch Market

How the Internet Transformed the Secondary Watch Market

Postby Racer-X » May 26th 2018, 10:08am

by Roger Ruegger "In hindsight, it’s almost impossible to say for certain when the internet actually began to exist, but for Leonard Kleinrock, an American computer scientist and professor at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, it was Oct. 29, 1969 (in other words, shortly after the first watches with automatic chronograph movements had made it to the market). On this day, Kleinrock oversaw how “the infant internet uttered its first words,” when a computer at UCLA made contact with a second computer, several hundred miles away at the Stanford Research Institute, and then UCLA undergraduate Charles S. Kline started to tap out the message “Login” (the system crashed after the first two letters, but eventually, the online equivalent of the moon landing was accomplished in its second attempt).

By the end of 1969, two more computers were connected to form the initial ARPANET, which then evolved into the internet. Fast forward to June 1995, shortly before eBay’s predecessor AuctionWeb was launched (and Bond started wearing the Seamaster), there were already 23,500 websites and over 44 million users online. Today there are more than 1.3 billion websites and close to 4 billion people with online access, according to internetworldstats.com – and half of them can be found on Facebook, according to Statista.com."

https://www.watchtime.com/featured/how-the-internet-transformed-the-secondary-watch-market-into-a-multi-billion-dollar-industry-part-1/
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Re: How the Internet Transformed the Secondary Watch Market

Postby conjurer » May 26th 2018, 10:23am

And, the internet provides us with plenty of free porn!
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