Vint Cerf and Bob Kahnâ€™s seminal paper on IEEE transactions on communications was received on 5 November 1973 and published in May 1974. It was the public release of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) without any explicit mention of the Internet Protocol (IP) to which it is now bound (for a good reason; they hadnâ€™t invented it yet!).
Phones aren’t really phones any more, they’re literal computers. This has enabled some amazing technology, but many people wonder whether we’ve lost something by giving up the concept of public phones. The PhilTel project in Philadelphia is seeking to change the trajectory of phone communication by reviving some old concepts.