Here at Chillblast we are celebrating no less than three birthdays! It was at this time 14 years ago when we first set out on our mission to produce the best PCs in the land. Judging by the fact that we’ve won more awards than any other UK PC manufacturer since then - it’s mission accomplished. But ours is not the only birthday to celebrate.
It’s been exactly thirty years since Tim Berners-Lee proposed his information management system that became known as the Internet. Thanks Tim, you deserve that knighthood, but you didn’t actually invent the world wide web. That honour goes to Vint Cerf, and so we are also celebrating the 45th anniversary of his theory which makes it possible for Chillblast to exist, as well as for you to read these words. In 1974 he set out what he called Transmission Control Protocol, commonly known as TCP, as the key to delivering all the data-streams of bytes that make every one of today’s billions of file transfers possible.
It happened when a data file was sent from a moving truck, just south of the city of San Francisco. The data was routed to Boston, then over to Norway, through to the UK, and all the way back across the Atlantic to its final destination, the University of Southern California. What marks the event in history is the fact that the transmission was achieved via three completely separate networks, so “inter-networking” became a reality and the internet was no longer a theory but a fact. Happy birthday indeed!