When I get my calendar for the upcoming year, I
always check what days of the week big holidays and personal events (birthday,
anniversaries, etc.) fall on.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's Joseph Depa explains why you should recognize Internet Day as a holiday.
Since I joined CommScope almost nine years ago, I’m also more conscious
of other holidays that the public might not be aware of such as:
Today marks another one of those holidays that many might not know
about, but one that should be honored. On this date in 1969, the
first electronic message was transferred from
one computer to another. And with that, the Internet was born.
Back then, the Internet was known as ARPANET (Advanced
Research Projects Agency Network). Charley Kline, a
student programmer at the UCLA, transmitted the first ever electronic message from a computer housed at UCLA to Stanford Research Institute’s host
Now, almost 50 years later, sending and receiving
electronic messages is routine. Can you think about how many emails, texts and
other messages you send or receive? I can’t count how many I send or get. All I
know is it’s a lot and that doesn’t even count how many end up in my junk
Today, the Internet has become an important part
of our life. Most of us cannot think of spending one day without it.
You probably do not realize how many of those
messages sent are using infrastructure created by CommScope. So, make sure you
send a “Happy International Internet Day” email, text or
eCard to those closest to you and know it’s likely been carried over CommScope