Internet

  • Sputnik

    The Sputnik satelliate is create by USSR and is the first satelliate to orbit the earth
  • ARPA

    The USA forms the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) which establishes US lead in science and technology available to the internet.
  • Packet Switching technology

  • Unix

  • Arpanet network

  • Email

  • The first trans-Atlantic connection and the popularity of emailing

  • The beginning of TCP/IP

  • The email client

  • The PC modem

  • The Bulletin Board System

  • MUD - The earliest form of multiplayer games

  • Enquire Software

  • The first emoticon

  • Arpanet computers switch over to TCP/IP

  • Desktop workstations

  • Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Protocol Wars

  • The Internet Grows

  • IRC - Internet Reay Chat

  • AOL is launched

  • The proposal for the World Wide Web

  • First Commercial dial-up ISP

  • World Wide Web protocols finished

  • First Web page created

  • First content-based search protocol

  • MP3 becomes a standard

  • The first webcam

  • Mosaic - first graphical web browser for general public

  • Governments join in on the fun

  • Netscape Navigator

  • Commercialization of the internet