Internet timeline

  • Sputnik

    The USSR launched the first artificial satellite named Sputnik into space. As a counter act, the US government creates the Advanced Research Projects Agency. They do so in an attempt to become the world leader in science and technology, in relation with the military.
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    Internet's key historical events

  • “cooperative network of time–sharing computers.”

    the ARPA hosts a study on “cooperative network of time–sharing computers.” Shortly thereafter, two computers, one from the MIT Lincoln Lab and one from the System Development Corporation (SDC), are successfully connected with a dedicated 1200bps phone line. A third computer, at ARPA, is added to form “The Experimental Network.”
  • MSG

    John Vittal develops MSG. All–inclusive email program that offers reply, forward and filing capabilities.
  • Introduction to public

    Internet is introduced to the public and internet acces through dial up
  • Free computers?

    Companies begin providing free computers with a signed contract for Internet service
  • 1 billion pages

    The size of the World Wide Web is estimated to exceed 1 billion pages.The first large peer 2 peer file sharing website, is in full swing.
  • Network Solutions offers the one-hundred year domain name registration.

    The Internet continues to change the media, the economy, entertainment, technology and the way we view the world. Many large cities have wireless internet.