Yes it’s history. Today’s attempt by the Langley ARC to live-stream their contact with the International Space Station shows the power of the Internet and the flexibility of amateur radio in a way that mere words can’t express. Sure there are some kinks to iron out (we lost the feed after about 20 minutes and then it came back) but over all this is terrific stuff.
Here’s how to maximize the positive publicity for amateur radio. If it were me I would have sent a media release out to every major newspaper and TV station in the country.