This Is What The Internet Looked Like In 1973

This Is What The Internet Looked Like In 1973, funny that…

The Internet is an ever-expanding sea of billions of people, connected through a web of smartphones, laptops, watches, and cars.
Forty years ago, it was a very different picture indeed.
David Newbury tweeted a map of the Internet that his father saved in 1973 when he worked as a business manager of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, one of the early pioneers of computer technology.Back then, it was known as the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET). This government-funded project was officially disbanded in 1990, but it effectively became the foundations of the current day Internet we all know. You can read more about the map in this a report from theNASA Ames Research Center.

Instead of the sometimes bewildering Internet of things we have today, it consisted of just 45 computers connected to 40 nodes. The squares represent the nodes, which are equivalent to a router, and the ovals represent a host, which essentially denotes a computer.

There was also some sleuthing on Redditaround the maps that managed to work out some of the university labs and military bases that the diagram was referring to, some of which are still about today.

For some perspective, heres what a map of the Internet looks like today.

This is how the network appeared when mapped out. California State University Domingues hill/Public Domain

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Bath Toys and More

Bath Toys

We are often asked for Bath Toys at Silly Billy’s. Notably some of Playmobil’s 1.2.3 range has toys that float. Also the magic submarine from House of Marbles has been a huge success through the years.

Now we have a dedicated range of Bath Toys from Alex Toys for our younger customers and these include:

  • Colour Changing Ducks
  • Magnetic Boats
  • Stack and Pour Cups
  • Fishing
  • Hoops for the Tub
  • Farm Bath Squirters
  • Shapes for the Tub (1.2.3 and A.B.C), great for learning numbers and alphabet
  • Draw in The Tub crayons, pack of 6
  • Fizzy Tints, colours the bath water

Many years ago, before my time with Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, my children had similar bath toys from Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and I remember the letters being a rip-roaring success. All these bath toys are safe and high quality to ensure safe play whilst in the tub. We hope you will like our new range of bath Toys here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop
Bath Toys Bath Toys

As it is half-term in Hebden Bridge and will be our second Easter at our new Toy Shop location we are very busy here in Silly Billy’s either receiving orders or selling toys and games to our fantastic customers.
As well as the new Bath Toys collection we have also received the recently released Lego Minecraft Mushroom Island, 21129 which is only £19.99:
21129Our Lego stocks will be building up in the run-up to Easter and we look forward to receiving more new and exciting Lego Products, we hope to have some Lego Batmobiles, 70905 to compliment our current Lego Batman stocks.

Yu-Gi-Oh

Back by popular demand are Yu-Gi-Oh.
Pokemon cards have been extremely popular forever here and now we have Yu-Gi-Oh cards back in stock.
We have not carried any Yu-Gi-Oh cards for some time, in fact not since we opened here at our New Toy Shop location in Hebden Bridge
Yu-Gi-Oh

Posters

We have a selection of new posters in the shop, please come and visit us to see what we have. GB EYE Posters are still an absolute steal at only £3.99

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Half-Term in Hebden Bridge

Next Week is Half-Term in Hebden Bridge

We have some new and exciting products in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop for both young folk and older folk this half-term in Hebden Bridge. We have some exciting new products and old favourites from The House of Marbles. Monkey Drums and Spy Pen’s are back in stock. Plus we have introduced Dartboards, professional Dartboards which come with Two Set’s of Darts for only £24.99. For the youngsters, as an addition to our Camping Range, we have some neat LED self-winding lights, no batteries required. We also have a nice Wooden Chess Set from the House of Marbles as well
Dartboard Spy Pens Torch

For the Older Folk and we know that some of the staff at Marco’s Cafe in Hebden Bridge would be interested in this, we have just received some very exciting Poker Sets.

We have had our TY and Teeny TY stocks replenished and we now have all these exciting TY beanies, Key Clips and Teeny TY in stock plus lots more TY in our shop:

  • Tala Dog – Beanie Boo
  • Rainbow Poodle – Beanie Boo
  • George Gorilla – Beanie Boo
  • Marcel Dog – Beanie Boo
  • Baboo Panda – Beanie Boo
  • Stripes Zebra – Beanie Boo
  • Puck Panda – Teeny TY
  • Regal Lion – Teeny TY
  • Prince Husky – Teeny TY
  • Maggie Poodle – Teeny TY
  • Barks Dog – Teeny TY
  • Tala Dog – Teeny TY
  • Gilbert Giraffe – Teeny TY
  • George Gorilla – Teeny TY
  • Leeann – Boo Key Clip
  • Owen Owl – Boo Key Clip
  • Peaches Giraffe – Boo Key Clip

An exciting new and unusual Product Range to Compliment our amazing Lego Range here at Silly Billy’s, we believe we have the best range of Lego of any independent toy shop in the North of England,  is some exciting Lego Stationery,  these Pens, Pencils, rules and Marker Pens can be attached to other Lego Products and building parts making each piece of stationery unique to you. These Lego Stationery items are suitable for young and old alike.
Lego stationery

Last weekend we received a lovely card from Young Gabriel which we also published on Facebook and we would like to thank Gabriel and his Mum and Dad for thinking of us.

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Unusual Toys

Not So Much Unusual Toys

Rather Toys You May Find Unusual for us to have here

Some easy build, clip together model kits that come with paint and a brush and require no glue. Easy and fund to build, these kits have proved popular and at only £4.99 are a steal. They are great fun to build and the parts simply snap together, a sharp knife to get them off of the sprue. They clip together with ease and look great painted up, there are some images below for you to enjoy:
Apache Model

Camping gear, we have some fun kids Camping gear from the House of Marbles and the lantern is especially bright. These are fun for younger children to have and as camping season looms closer you might want to take some with you.
Camping Gear

Shopkins, they have been a long time coming to Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, and at last we have the Shopkins in stock
Shopkins

Board games, various sorts though we always have Chess, Draughts, Ludo and both Junior and Normal Scrabble variations in stock.
Board Games

Rubik’s cube. Not the original and pretty expensive Hungarian version, rather a good quality cheaper version and at only £3.99 works very well.
Rubiks Cube

Marbles, marbles have always been stocked at Silly Billy’s ever since we opened 20 years ago, we now have a great selection which look resplendent in Acrylic cases and with backdrop LED Lighting.
Marbles

Dice. Do you ever lose dice for games, do you need dice for a game or are just after some great dice. We have fantastic quality replacement dice here at Silly Billy’s for only 50 pence per die. A throwing bargain.
Dice

Dominoes, we have professional quality double-nine competition dominoes here in our Toy Shop as well as the standard cheaper version dominoes.

Baby Toys, we have Toys Suitable for New Borns and babies under 1 year. Sophie La Giraffe Toother is new to us and was made a media sensation by David Beckham some time ago.
Sophie_la_girafe

You may have seen our recent Facebook post on Orchard Toys, we have received a massive delivery of Orchard Toys and have all their new lines for January 2017 in the shop including:

  • Cheeky Monkies
  • Smelly Wellies
  • Toys
  • Match and Spell – Next Steps
  • Alphabet Flashcards

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Pokemon Sun & Moon & More

Pokemon Sun & Moon

Lots of news here at Silly Billy’s, Pokemon Sun and Moon have just arrived in the shop and we have both the Theme Decks at £11.99 and also Pokemon Sun & Moon Additional game cards at £3.99
Door Broken

A sorrowful soul attempted to kick our door in on Tuesday night, we are waiting for the door to be repaired. Currently it is being held together with some chipboard so we would like to apologise for the un-sightlyness of the shop door. For any would-be thieves reading this, we know that the alarm is still working!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lego

Lego Batman sales are on the increase and the Lego Batman Movie is coming out soon, tomorrow, in fact:
If you would like to see how our own Minifgure Collection is going then please have a look here

 

We have also had an enquiry from Brick Clicker to ask if we can show his video on Batman Movie Minifigures and so to help his profile and also because he pulled exactly the same Minifigure of Vacation Batman as his first minifigure, the same Batman Minifigure as we did, you can view Brick Clicker’s video below:

If you want to view Brick Clicker’s full YouTube Channel it is here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA89O6CpgZYeiwIB040Cf3Q

Messy Mini Movers are having a parent and child (any Age) creative dance event on Wednesday 22nd February, more details below:

Since I am on a bit of a roll with Video’s in this post, here is another one for all the folk who may be coming into the shop and asking for me to search out particular batman collectible minifigures, now you can do it all yourself with tuition from Brick Adjuster

 

Other exciting news is that last week Bill went to the Toy Fair in London and there’s a picture of him with some Playmobil Characters having fun, we will be having new Playmobil products and a new Playmobil Window Display in Silly Billy’s Toy Shop soon.

Next week Bill be going to the Spring Fair in Birmingham on another research and buying mission for Silly Billy’s Toy Shop

We have just received some brand new TY Beanies, TY Clips and Teeny Ty’s and you can read about them on Silly Billy’s Facebook page, if you are on Facebook and haven’t liked us yet then please do, it really helps.

We have a Shop on EBay as well so if you would like to see what’s inside then please go:
shop.sillybillystoyshop.com

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