Dan MacKay (BCS’89) remembers New Year’s Day, 1983 effectively. He was in the Sculpture Court at the Dalhousie Arts Centre and about to make history by aiding carry Nova Scotia on the internet for the first time.
The usual ceremonial thrives would not do for these kinds of a specific occasion.
“We had our gear set up in the Sculpture Courtroom, and the premier was there, and as a substitute of cutting a ribbon, I experienced him link two parts of ethernet with each other — an outdated variety of ethernet known as 10base2,” recollects MacKay, who was a crucial participant on the specialized workforce that created the Internet in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
When the working day the staff formally related Nova Scotia to the transcontinental community stands out as a spotlight in MacKay’s head, there were lots of fascinating and hard times during the task.