I'm putting together a presentation on Cyber Defense for #2 Son's JROTC class, and in assembling the background material I found a cool site that shows the history of the Internet through 2009. It does a particularly good job of calling out the April Fools RFCs (specs posted on April 1 each year, and written firmly tongue in cheek; my favorite was RFC 1149, IP over Avian Carriers, which was actually implemented once).
Some of the information was surprising: my first Internet email address was on Dockmaster in 1985, which was the same year that the first DNS domain was assigned (there were only around 1,000 computers on the 'net then, and a lot of systems simply used a HOSTS file). I can't remember, but it's possible that my email pre-dated DNS format.
If you're a tech nerd like me, this will be a waltz down memory lane. And you should also check out the Jargon File, which captures the Oral Tradition from those times. For example, it has an entry describing Multics (the OS that Dockmaster ran).
All of this dovetails nicely with the "How to write C in Ada" code I have stashed away somewhere. Leave a comment if you want me to dig it out and post it - this seems too wretchedly silly to do, but I can probably find it.