From: Chuck McManis <>
Date: Thu Jan 11 02:07:46 2001

At 12:38 AM 1/11/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Okay, I'm watching the History Channel's treatment of how the internet came
>to be and I have to wonder if any of BBN's IMPs are still around. Those
>have to be *bigtime* collector's items.

One of the guys who stopped by to talk to me at the VCF claimed he had both
an IMP and a TAC (Terminal Access Controller) in his garage in Southern

My favorite thing about the IMP we had at USC was that the chassis was
mil-spec and came with the requisite parachute rings in case you needed to
drop an ARPAnet on somebodies head :-)

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