13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLXII)

1. Gustave Eiffel’s Swiss Villa Getaway Villa Claire, named after his daughter, was Gustave Eiffel’s preferred place of rest when he wasn’t building giant iron towers or attempting to engineer the Panama Canal. In Vevey, Switzerland. From a collection at Musée D’Orsay, prints for sal….


5. An “Internet” Radio, first released in 1954
Nobody knows exactly when the word ‘internet’ was first used, or who coined it, but it appears to have been from 1883 onwards, when it was used as an adjective or verb to describe interconnected motions. It was seemingly first used as a noun in 1977, when demonstrations of the early ARPAD and SATNET networks were held by pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn. It wasn’t commonly used by the likes of you and I until the late-1990s, nearly a decade after Tim Berners-Lee developed the thing it actually indicates.

This makes this radio one of the very first proper and public uses of the word internet, and one that predates the development of world-changing thing itself!


8. WWI Soldiers entering a novel billet with their packs. Near Riencourt, France, 1918.

12. A Chapel in a Treehouse
The Chêne chapelle “chapel oak” is an oak tree located in Allouville-Bellefosse in Seine-Maritime, France. The oak tree is between 800 and 1,200 years old and its hollow trunk hosts two chapels, which were built there in 1669 and are still used: Notre Dame de la Paix (“Our Lady of Peace”) and the Chambre de l’Ermite (“Hermit’s room”).

13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLXII)