History of the Internet

  • ARPANET and onwards...

    ARPANET and onwards...
    In 1969 the US Defence Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) began work on ARPANET. The ARPANET used Network Control Protocol as its transmission protocol from 1969 to 1982. Services like Email found their first usage through the ARPANET system, and its obvious benefits were lauded by all who participated.
  • The Internet Protocol Suite

    The Internet Protocol Suite
    Development began on the protocol later to be called TCP/IP, it was developed by a group headed by Vinton Cerf from Stanford and Bob Kahn from DARPA. This new protocol was to allow diverse computer networks to interconnect and communicate with each other.
  • The Rise of Usenet

    The Rise of Usenet
    Usenet is a system where you or anyone can post messages on a bulletin board and others would read and reply to them. It gained popularity when people wanted to talk about taboo subjects but were forbidden on Arpanet.
  • E-Mail

    First published as Internet Standard 10 (RFC 821) in 1982, e-mail is a way communicating with someone over the internet. While, originally, e-mail consisted only of text messages composed in the ASCII character set, virtually any media format can be sent today, including attachments of audio and video clips.
  • World Wide Web unleashed

    World Wide Web unleashed
    In 1991, Mr. Tim-Berners Lee saw the need for a standard linked information system accessible across a range of different computers. He got some pages up and was able to access them with his browser. Researchers quickly caught on and began developing pages of their own. IN 1993, the first proper web browser, Mosaic, took the internet by storm.
  • Web Browsers

    Web Browsers
    A web browser is a way of well, browsing the web. The first one having been created by Tim-Berners Lee. It has since seen a new number of them such as Mozilla, Netscape, Microsoft, Apple, and Opera. More recently, Google entered the browser market.