history of the internet timeline andrew priest

  • Storing Memory

    The government recieved the first computer able to store memory-UNIVAC
  • The First Electronic Computer

    First computer that was electronic was made in Japan.
  • Creation of Arpa

    President Eisenhower requests funds to create ARPA
  • ARPA Begins

    ARPA project begins Larry Roberts as Chief Scientist.
  • First Link

    It was made between the University of California- Los Angelas and the Stanford Research institute
  • Email

    Ray Tomlinson developed email. Ray also used the decison to develop the @ symbol, to seperate the computer user and the computer name. The first email sent said "QWERTYUIOP"
  • The Birth of the Ebooks

    Start of the project Gutenberg. Its a global effort to make books and documents in the publice domain available electonically, for free, in a variety of Ebooks and electronic formats. It began when Michael Hart realized that the future of computers wasn't in computing itself, but in the storage, retrieval and searching information. Michael Hart also manually typed the Declaration of Independence and launched project Gutenberg to make information contained in books available in electronic form.
  • The Beginning of TCP/IP

    A proposal was published to link the Arpa- like networks together into a so called " Inter-Network". The inter-network would have no central control and would work around a transmisson control protocal.
  • Spam is Born

    It was called the unsolicited e-mail message. It was sent out to 600 Arpanet users by Gary Theurk
  • MUD

    MUD is the earliest form of multi-player games. The precursor to World of Warcraft and Second Life. MUD means multiuser dungeon. MUD'S were entirely text-based virtual worlds that combine the elements of RPG games, fiction, interactive, and online chat.

    First cooperative networks from the University of Yale to New York. It was used to transfer emails, files, and distribute information.

    A team creates TCP/IP. TCP/IP is the language of most internet computers. This is the first time the collection of networks is seen as the internet
  • Internet Communication

    Internet emails and news groups are used at many Universities. IRC or Internet Relay Chat, makes it easier and faster to communicate using the internet. This replaced the program Multiuser Talk (MUT)
  • First Domain

    XF.com purchased the internet address from the Symbolics company. After 21 years, it is still in operation. Since then, 180,000,000 domain have been registered.
  • Morris Worm

    First virus on the internet. 6,000 computers were infected. The virus made the computers slow until the stopped working. It was not meant to cause damage, but it was suppose to figure out the size of the internet.
  • First Webpage Created

    Its purpose was to explain what the World Wide Web was.
  • Mosaic

    The first graphical web browser created for the general public
  • Netscape Navigator

    Mosaics first beg competitor was release its following year.
  • Commercialization of the Internet

    Make it safer to conduct financial transactions. Ex. Ebay and Amazon. Java was also introduced.
  • First Email Service

    Hotmail was launched. It was also the launch of other e-mail services.
  • Google

    Google was launched as a search engine. Napster was also launched.
  • Increased Use of Internet

    The Middle East and Africa are now starting to use the internet. Since 2000, the Middle East and Africas internet growth is over 2000%
  • Increased Bandwidth

    Increased bandwidth has made our daily life's less frustrating. By increasing bandwidth we are now able to download pictures and stream videos a whole lot faster than we could before.
  • Search Engines

    One of the greatest advancemenst are Yahoo and Google. The amount of information we can find is hard to believe. They are updated a lot and contain amazing information and are constantly advancing in as many ways as we can.
  • Smart Phones

    Some people say that Smart Phones will soon exceed the amount of users on the internet. As phone technology advances it makes it more easy to search around the web instead of going on the computer. About 25% of all Smart Phone users say that they use the web on their phones insteand of computers. About one third of all people with smart phones say that they don't have high speed broad band at home.