This photo was published in the August 8, 1994 issue of Newsweek and commemorates the 25th anniversary of the ARPANET. Jon Postel, Steve Crocker and I spent hours helping the photographer prepare for this shot.
Jon drew all the pictures, Steve and I strung the zucchini and the yellow squash. I think we must have collectively spent about 8 hours on this.
Note that this network can't work - there is no mouth/ear link anywhere!!!
Such was the state of networking in the primitive 1960s...
Picture from Vint Cerf