JANET is now widely recognised as one of the world's leading research and education networks. But what were its origins and what are the enduring legacies from those early days?

JANET is now widely recognised as one of the world’s leading research and education networks. But what were its origins and what are the enduring legacies from those early days? This talk will cover some of the key organisational and technical factors which led to the creation of the network, leavened by personal reminiscences of a particularly exciting time in the history of IT in UK academia.