Internet & WWW Milestones

  • arpanet

    The first four nodes of what would become the ARPANET were interconnected between UCLA, Stanford, UC-Santa Barbara and the University of Utah. ARPA is the Advanced Reasearch Projects Agency.
  • telnet

    An early application to allow one to
    "log on" to another's network over the internet. Developed in the early 70's and standardized in 1973.
  • FTP introduced

    FTP introduced
    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) established in
    April 1971, and was the protocol for file transfers between internet nodes.
  • email introduced

    email introduced
    The early attempts to send email required both
    parties to be logged on... not unlike today's
    instant messengers without the "instant" speed.
  • csnet - Computer Science net

    The Computer Science Network (CSNET) was a
    computer network that began operation in 1981 in
    the United States.[1] Its purpose was to extend
    networking benefits, for computer science
    departments at academic and research
    institutions that could not be directly
    connected to ARPANET, due to funding or
    authorization limitations
  • listserv

    An email applicatiuon that allowed a user to send an email to a large group of users with a single "send"
  • nsfnet by the National Science Foundation

    The National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET)
    was a program of coordinated, evolving projects
    sponsored by the National Science Foundation
    (NSF) beginning in 1985...initially created to
    link researchers to the nation's NSF-funded
    supercomputing centers.
  • gopher protocol - University of Minnesota

    gopher protocol - University of Minnesota
    The Gopher protocol is a TCP/IP menu-driven
    protocol designed for distributing, searching,
    and retrieving documents over the mostly text-
    oriented terminals available in 1991. It lost its popularity after graphics based

    browsers came out, even though it used less
    network resources than browser services.
  • html introduced

    html introduced
    The first publicly available description of HTML was a document called "HTML Tags", first mentioned on the Internet by Berners-Lee in late 1991.
  • MOSAIC browser

    MOSAIC browser
    Mosaic was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign beginning in late 1992. NCSA released the browser in 1993.