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A Meeting Between Licklider and Lawrence G. Roberts Leads to the Original Planning for What Would Eventually Become ARPANET (November 1964)


The Homestead Meeting between J.C.R. Licklider and Lawrence G. Roberts of MIT's Lincoln Laboratory in November 1964 inspired Roberts to develop the concept of a computer-to-computer network that could communicate via data packets. This became the basis of the ARPANET.