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History of the Internet

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    History of the Internet

  • Packet-Switching Networks Developed

    Len Kleinrock, Professor of Computer Science at UCLA, writes first paper on packet switching, "Information Flow in Large Communications Nets." Paper published in RLE Quarterly Progress Report.
  • Nodes and Links

    Paul Baran writes, "On Distributed Communications Networks," first paper on using message blocks to send info across a decentralized networktopology(Nodes and Links)
  • First APRANet Node Installed

    First ARPANet node installed at UCLA Network Measurement Center. Kleinrock hooked up the Interface Message Processor to a Sigma 7 Computer.
  • Alohanet

    Alohanet, first packet radio network, operational at University of Hawaii.
  • First Basic E-Mail

    First basic e-mail programs written by Ray Tomlinson at BBN for ARPANET: SNDMSG and READMAIL. "@" sign chosen for its "at" meaning.
  • First APRANet Intervnational

    First ARPANET international connections to University College of London (England) and NORSAR (Norway). 1974 . Intelreleases the 8080 processor.
  • Apple Founded

    Apple Computer founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
    • Queen Elizabeth II sends out an e-mail.
    . Vint Cerf joins ARPA as program manager.
  • IBM

    IBM announces its first Personal Computer. Microsoft creates DOS.
  • Apple

    Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh on January 24th.
  • Java

  • Microsoft

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

  • Browser Wars

    Domain name sold to CNET for $15,000. Browser wars begin. Netscape and Microsoft two biggest players.
  • AOL Buys

    AOL buys Netscape; Andreesen steps down as full-time employee.
    • Browsers wars declared over; Netscape and Microsoft share almost 100% of browser market.
    • Microsoft declared a monopoly by US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson.
    •Shawn Fanning creates Napster, opening the possibilities of peer-to-peer file sharing and igniting a copyright war in the music industry.
  • Wireless

    Fixed wireless, high-speed Internet technology is now seen as a viable alternative to copper and fiber optic lines placed in the ground.
    . The Dot-Com Bubble bursts. A majority of the dot-coms ceased trading after burning through their venture capital, often without ever making a net profit.
  • YOUTUBE!! launches
  • Alot of Websites

    There are an estimated 92 million Web sites online
  • Google Takeover

    Google Inc. acquires YouTube for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction.
  • Apple Goes Crazy

    Apple surpasses one billion iTunes downloads
  • Most Valuable Global Brand

    Search engine giant Google surpasses Microsoft as "the most valuable global brand," and also is the most visited Web site.