• Sputnik

    USSR launches first artificial earth satellite
  • ARPA

    ARPA sponsors study on "cooperative network of time-sharing computers"
  • Arpanet

    Packet switching technology
  • Unix

    Unix: the operating system
  • Arpanet network

    "Interface message processor" computers used to connect to the network in 1970
  • Email

    Electronic mail, commonly called email or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages across the Internet or other computer networks.
  • The first trans-Atlantic connection and the population of emailing

    Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP)
  • The beginning of TCP/IP

    Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP) which were the first two networking protocols defined in this standard.
  • The email client

    An email client, email reader, or more formally mail user agent (MUA), is a computer program that runs on a user's computer used to manage the user's email. Popular email clients include Microsoft Outlook, Pegasus Mail, Mozilla's Thunderbird, and Apple Inc.'s Mail.
  • The PC modem

    A modem (modulator-demodulator) is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information.
  • The Bulletin Board System (BBS)

    A Bulletin Board System, or BBS, is a computer system running software that allows users to connect and log in to the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, a user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users, either through electronic mail or in public message boards.
  • MUD - The earliest form of multiplayer games

    A MUD (Multi-User Dungeon), pronounced /ˈmʌd/, is a multiplayer real-time virtual world described primarily in text. MUDs combine elements of role-playing games, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat.
  • Usenet

    Usenet is a worldwide distributed Internet discussion system. It developed from the general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name.
  • ENQUIRE software

    ENQUIRE was an early software project written in the second half of 1980 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, who went on to create the World Wide Web in 1989
  • The first emoticon

    An emoticon is a textual expression representing the face of a writer's mood or facial expression.
  • Arpanet computers switch over to TCP/IP

    ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), created by a small research team at the head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense, was the world's first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the contemporary global Internet.
  • Desktop workstations

    The Open Desktop Workstation, also referred to as ODW is a PowerPC based computer, by San Antonio-based Genesi. The ODW has an interchangeable CPU card allowing for a wide range of Power Architecture based microprocessors from IBM and Freescale Semiconductor.
  • Domain Name System (DNS)

    The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed hierarchical naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network.
  • Protocol wars

    The Internet Protocol (IP) is a protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched internetwork using the Internet Protocol Suite, also referred to as TCP/IP.
  • First web page created