History of the internet

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In History
  • Sputnik 1 Launched

    Sputnik 1 Launched
    Click here to read the article Sputnik 1 was launched into a low earth elipticlal orbit by the Russians, igniting what was known as the 'Space Race' in the Cold War between the Americans and the Russians. This was significant to the start of the internet, or was it was known back then, ARPAnet. Because the americans thought that if the Russians were able to get some....
  • Unix Created

    Unix Created
    Click here to read the article... Unix was another important milestone of the 60's in terms of the internet. In the 60's MIT, AT&T Bell Labs, and General Electrics had created an OS called Multics for the GE-645 mainframe. Unfortunately it had many problems. The last people to leave, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, M. D. McIlroy, and J. F. Ossanna,, decided to try it.....
  • ARPAnet

    Click here to read the article.... ARPAnet or Advanced Research Projects Agency Network was in essence the base for what would be the future internet. It was the first real network to run on Packet Switching, a relatively new technology at the time involving data being packeted for transmission over a shared data network rather then on a dedicated line. ARPAnet allowed people.....
  • Email First developed

    Email First developed
    Click here for the article..... Email was a major milestone in the internet history because it allowed people to communicate easily with eachother. It was invented by Ray Tomlinson. Under ARPAnet many innovations occured including that of sending simple messages to eachother. Ray Tomlinson worked as a computer engineer....
  • Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg
    Click here to read the article.... Project Gutenberg, is one of the most impressive developments of 1971. In essence it was a project to make books and documents available in the public domain available electronically for free. It is the oldest digital library, most of the items in its collection are the full text of public....
  • Cyclades

    Click here to read article... Cyclades was a French project similar to that of ARPAnet. It used packet switching and was made to search for alternatives to ARPAnet and for general research. It was extremely influential on the Internets initial design.......
  • The beginning of TCP/IP

    The beginning of TCP/IP
    Click here for the article.... The TCP/IP model is a description framework for computer network protocols created in the 1970s by DARPA, an agency of the United States Department of Defense. It evolved from ARPANET, which was the world's first wide area network and a predecessor of the Internet. The TCP/IP Model is sometimes called the Internet Model or the DoD Model...
  • The first PC modem invented

    The first PC modem invented
    Click here to read the article.... In 1977 the first PC modem was created, by Dennis Hayes and Dale Heatherhington. When this was introduced it was initially sold to computer hobbyists. This was an establishment of the critical technology that formed the internet as we know it today
  • The First MUD's created

    The First MUD's created
    Click here for the article.... MUD’s or Multi-user Dungeon’s were first created in 1979, this was very significant to the publicity of the internet in that people wern’t just viewing it as a data transfer protocol anymore, now it was an interactive game where anything could happen. These were the precursors to well known games such as World of Warcraft and Second Li....
  • Usenet

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    Usenet, a piece of software created by two graduate students (Duke university’s, Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis), was an Internet based discussion system, allowing people around the globe to be able to partake in discussions, posted as public messages, categorized by newsgroups. The idea was conceived in 1979 and was established in....
  • ENQUIRE and Tim Berners-Lee

    ENQUIRE and Tim Berners-Lee
    Click here to read the article.... Enquire was an early software project written by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN, in 1980. This was the predecessor to the World Wide Web in 1989. Enquire was a simple Hypertext program that had some of the same, key ideas as the world wide web but had some crucial differences. Enquire was also not originally meant to be released to the ge.....