Remember how things were done before the internet. The Internet, formerly known as ARPANET, was brought online in 1969 under a contract let by the renamed Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) which initially connected four major computers at universities in the southwestern US (UCLA, Stanford Research Institute, UCSB, and the University of Utah). The Internet was the result of some visionary thinking by people in the early 1960s who saw great potential value in allowing computers to share information on research and development in scientific and military fields. J.C.R. Licklider of MIT first proposed a global network of computers in 1962, and moved over to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in late 1962 to head the work to develop it. Once upon a time people used to write to each other on paper with ink. Nowadays some universities are doing away with hand written exams because a whole generation is losing the ability to write. Cambridge University in the UK is seeking to scrap exams written with a pen and paper due to the deterioration of students’ handwriting. A growing reliance on laptops has led to students’ writing becoming increasingly illegible, academics said. The problem has become so bad the university is preparing to switch to examinations on laptops – ending 800 years of handwritten exams.