2009/04/07

Happy Birthday, RFC!

40 years ago today, the RFC (Request For Comment) was born -- RFC 1, "Host Software", was written April 7, 1969. Steve Crocker, the author, described its genesis in an op-ed piece for the New York Times. The humble RFC system is the basis for the entire infrastructure of the Web; it's amazing how far rough consensus and running code will get you.

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