In the middle part of the 20th century, humans living in
the USA were very paranoid - very, very paranoid. And, as
huge, room sized computers began to hold the very knowledge
on which their civilization was based, they became even more
worried. What if someone attacked these "super"
computers? What if all that information was lost?
And so was born the Arpanet, a US government plot to
thwart it's enemies by distributing the information across
so many computers, spread throughout the land, that even
THEY would forever have trouble locating what they needed.
For the first few decades, it was a hidden realm,
inhabited much like Middle Earth by strange, troll like
creatures known as scientists and programmers. Rarely
seeing the light of day, these beings were also known for
gathering together late at night at local pizza places to