History of the Internet

  • 1837

    The first programmable mechanical computer was designed by Charles Babbage
  • 1876

    Melvil Dewey created the Dewey Decimal System which is a classification system that was developed in 1876 meant to organize books and other library related resources
  • 1895

    Paul Octet and Henri LaFontaine generated a Universal Decimal System, which allowed people to collect, organize, and share the world’s information through an international document center.
  • Mid-to-late 1800s and early 1900s

    Mid-to-late 1800s and early 1900s
    Computers began to become more modern
  • 1930s - 1940s

    1930s - 1940s
    Modern age for computers
  • 1945

    Vannevar Bush: He died before he could put his ideas to use, but his ideas inspired those who built the internet and web
  • 1950s

    Interactive computers were developed by computer scientists, scholars, physicists, etc
  • 1954

    George Devol generated field work for robotics which led to the first ever operating robot to be developed
  • 1965

    Larry Roberts and Thomas Merrill worked together to create a computer in Massachusetts and linked it to a computer in California. It had a low-speed, dial-up telephone line. Which led to the first wide-area computer network
  • 1970

    Additional computers were added to this computer network
  • 1972

    The computer system was introduced to the public at the International Computer Communication Conference by Robert Kahn ARPANET is known to us as the internet. Once it was running smoothly, applications on the system could be created. The first email message was sent by Ray Tomlinson
  • 1974

    The term internet was used, originally called the Internetwork by Vinton Cerf, Yogen Dalal, and Carl Sunshine
  • 1982

    Data could be transmitted from one device to another and received on the other end. It was called TCP, Transmission control Protocol
  • 1989-1991

    The World Wide Web was developed by a british engineer named Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1990

    A regional network was connected to the internet, called MERIT, a network from Michigan. They suggested that the commercial potential side of the internet should be explored further. Their goal was to develop and own a computer, transmission line, and begin to solicit customers. The internet was considered to be small-scale (fewer than 5 million users worldwide) Was known to be difficult to use
  • 1996

    Was when the Telecommunications Act was created, which stated that all U.S. Classroom, hospitals, and libraries must be connected to the internet This is when the internet became a social place
  • 1997

    Google, developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin was now available to the public
  • 2001

    Google was evolving into a more organized and efficient site Social Media was on the uprise through the invention of Applications (Apps) https://twitter.com/Twitter?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • 2009

    The Dark Web expanded, Bitcoin was created, which is a form of digital currency that is untraceable. Mostly used for illegal activities and illegal businesses
  • 2019

    More than 617 million account detail from a list of companies were stolen and taken to the dark web
  • 2020-Present

    The internet will continue to develop each and every day. New discoveries will be made and it will become easier to use and more convenient for its users