The Beginnings of the Internet

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    The Beginnings of the Internet

  • Blood Boils

    Blood Boils
    An intense rivalry between the U.S. and the Soviet Union begins. The Soviet Union launches a satellite into orbit and after this event the U.S. creates the ARPA who begins to develop the Internet.
  • The Galactic Network

    The Galactic Network
    Josphef Licklider writes a research paper on the idea of a galactic network. On this network computers could share data and programs.
  • Computer Research Department

    Computer Research Department
    The ARPA created a new branch of their research development group. It was a computer research department called the Information Processing Technologies Office or the IPTO.
  • The Development

    The Development
    The IPTo begins to develop a computer network capable of transmitting information over telephone lines.
  • The First Processer

    The First Processer
    An ARPA contracter, Leonard Kleinrock, installed the first computer processor capable of handling digital packet-switched data.
  • E-Mail

    ARPANet researchers developed a computer program that enabled people to send brief electronic messages to each other, or E-Mail.
  • ARPANet Goes Public

    ARPANet Goes Public
    The ARPANet creates a public version of then ARPANet, called Telenet. It began serving seven cities in the U.S. in 1975.
  • The Internet

    Before this innovation, people could share data within their network but not to other networks. They created the network of networks; the internet.
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web
    Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web which allowed the Internet to display pictures, video, and sound.
  • Search Engines

    Search Engines
    A search program called Gopher became available to the public. It organized information on the Internet in a menu type system, allowing people to find what they wanted.
  • Wide Area Information Servers

    Wide Area Information Servers
    The WAIS program allowed people to search for files based on their actual content. WAIS paved the way for Google and AltaVista.
  • The Next Step

    The Next Step
    The NCSA developed a browsing program, Mosaic, that made it much easier for people to access the World Wide Web. Later in 1993 it became avalible for free.
  • Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer
    The Microsoft Corporation released it's own Web browser called Internet Explorer.
  • Popularity Explodes

    Popularity Explodes
    By 2000, more than half of all personal computers in the U.S. had Internet Explorer.
  • Web Gets Bigger

    Web Gets Bigger
    By 2002, the Internet had over 36 million sites.