Month: May 2011

The Pants That Changed the World

May 20, 1873: The Pants That Changed the World
By Tony Long May 20, 2011
This Day in Tech

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The Future According to Google


Removing the internet’s relics

AN OLD internet protocol celebrated its 40th anniversary recently. The File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which first appeared in April 1971, remains a simple way to move files from one device to another. The most common use in the last 15 years has been for web design and programming, where sites and systems developed and tested on a computer are moved one file at a time or in batches to a web server that spews out pages and runs scripts for visiting browsers. Happy birthday, then. Now, though, it is time to die. For FTP’s persistence is one of the banes of the internet’s laissez-faire ways.

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