Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The Andrew Project at Carnegie Mellon University

Groundbreaking though it was, the communication potential that was exhibited by ARPANET was constrained by the prohibitive expense of computers as well as their relatively limited functionality at the time. It wasn’t until October 1981, when President Richard Cyert of Carnegie Mellon University created a project task force to study the future of computing at the university, that networked computing began to enter a new phase.