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Enjoy a radio play of a nearly forgotten story about the early days of European networking, by Mariann Unterluggauer,

Forty years ago, in October 1972, a small team of young American researchers presented at the Hilton hotel in Washington DC the “Arpanet”. Also around was the British computer scientist Derek Barber. He presented at the International Computer Communications Conference a European research project called “COST Project 11”. COST 11 got renamed to “European Informatics Network" (EIN), "because it sounded better".