timeline of the internet

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  • USSR launches Sputnik

    this sparks fear of a nuclear attack so a way of communicating for a imminant attack/ attack is needed
  • ARPA

    funds are requested to create ARPA
  • computers talk to each other

    two computers talked to each other using packet-switching technology.
  • first node

    First ARPANet node installed at UCLA Network Measurement Center.
  • second node

    a second node is connected and installed
  • first arpanet message

    the first arpa net message is sent lo trying to send login but the system crashed
  • email written

    first basic email program written
  • design of tcp

    A Protocol for Packet Network Interconnection," which details the design of TCP.
  • Queen Elizabeth II

    she sends out a email
  • apple computer

    apple computer is founded
  • TCP split

    TCP split up into IP and TCP
  • 3com

    3com was founded (Computer Communication Compatibility).
  • DOS

    microsoft creates DOS (disk operating system) MSDOS is a 16-bit operating system and does not support multiple users or multitasking.
  • first virus

    it was for apple II systems
    If a computer booted from an infected floppy disk, a copy of the virus was placed in the computer's memory. When an uninfected disk was inserted into the computer, Elk Cloner would be copied to the disk, allowing it to spread from disk to disk.[5] An infected computer would display a short poem on every 50th boot: Elk Cloner: The program with a personality
    It will get on all your disks
    It will infiltrate your chips
    Yes, it's Cloner! It will stick to you like glue
  • cisco

    cisco systems is founded
  • DNS

    domain name sytem is designed
  • diffrent domains created

    .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and .int created.
  • cyberspace

    william gibson coins the term cyberspace
  • first registered domain

    symbolic.com is the first registered domain
  • 5000 hosts

    5000 hosts on ARPAnet/Internet.
  • 10000 hosts

    10,000 hosts on the Internet.
  • cisco router

    the first cisco router is shipped
  • 100,000 hosts

    100,000 hosts on Internet.
  • mcAfee founded

    anti-virus software available for free.
  • end of ARPAnet

    ARPAnet ends. Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web.
  • surfing the web coined

    Surfing the Internet" is coined by Jean Armour Polly.
  • InterNIC created

    Internet Network Information Center
  • windows to create web browser for wins 95

    Microsoft licenses technology from Spyglass to create Web browser for Windows 95.
  • java

    Sun Microsystems releases Java.
  • win 95 released

    Windows 95 released.
  • large scale dos attack

    A large-scale denial of service attack is launched against some major Web sites like Yahoo! and eBay, alerting Web sites to the need for tighter security measures.
  • 10,000,000 registered domain names

    10,000,000 domain names have been registered.
  • 20th birthday

    the internet celerbrates its unofficial 20th birthday
  • The Research project "How much information 2003

    Instant messaging generates five billion messages a day (750GB), or 274 Terabytes a year and that e-mail generates about 400,000 terabytes of new information each year worldwide.
  • youtube

    youtube is launched
  • number of web sites

    There are an estimated 92 million Web sites online (some stats say over 100 million)
  • people using internet

    .114 billion people use the Internet according to Internet World Stats.