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Happy Birthday To You...

Happy Birthday To You...
Happy Birthday, Dear Internet...
HAP-py BIRTH-day, To Youuuuuuuu!

On September 2, 1969, a couple of UCLA computer scientists named Stephen Crocker and Vinton Cerf linked two large computers together with a 15-foot long grey cable. Their hope -- to exchange data over networks.

And here we are, thirty five years later -- clicking away from pop-up ads and trashing penis enlargement SPAMs that fill up inboxes faster than we delete them.

Cynicism aside, it's a milestone to be sure.

So Happy Birthday, you great big Internet. Oh, and thanks for the job. I'd probably be selling dirty-water dogs to Republican Conventioneers right now in NYC if it weren't for you.