During the Cold War, on October 4, 1957 the Soviet Union (now Russia) quietly

1998                                       The first Google index has 26 million Web pages. The Internet is made up of thousands of computer networks that are connected (networked) to each other. I’m sorry. MILNET It’s certainly worth playing with.” In the second edition, published in April 1994, the last sentences were changed to “The Web and its tools are still under development… They’re certainly worth playing with, and will probably become the predominant method for accessing the Internet in the next few years.”. The increase in the number of independently managed networks (mostly Local-Area Networks) meant that maintaining a single table of hosts’ names (hosts were assigned names so that it was not necessary to remember their numeric addresses) was no longer feasible and a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet, was needed. September 1992               Ed Krol publishes The Whole Internet User’s Guide & Catalog, the first popular guide to the Internet and O’Reilly and Associates’ first million-copy bestseller. Morris became the first person tried and convicted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

), The Microelectronic Revolution), Daniel Bell writes: “H. It was wired on 56 kbps speed.

The letters stood for “login,” and the effort led to a system crash immediately afterward. Kahle later tells Newsweek: “The Web is the people’s medium. Ferranti, for which both Tim’s father and mother worked, went on to sell 9 units of the Mark 1 and its successor, a major success story at the time. In particular, the U.S. Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Network–hence the abbreviation to ARPANET. October 1995                     The Pew Research Center finds that 14% of U.S. adults are now online, most using dial-up modem connections, but only 3% of online users have ever signed on to the World Wide Web. newsgroups. August 1991                       Tim Berners-Lee publishes the code for the World Wide Web on the Internet.

At the time it was unusual for a company to go public before becoming profitable. So I was demo'ing the system, and for the only time in that whole show, the TIP [Terminal Interface Processor, a successor to the IMP] crashed... We reestablished connection and it never went down again. The Internet grows significantly since it was open for commercial use. These connected computer networks are using the July 1992                              Tim Berners-Lee posts the first photo uploaded to the Web, showing the all-female parody pop group Les Horribles Cernettes (LHC), consisting of four of his colleagues at CERN. December 12, 1991         The first website in the United States goes live, home to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Like Gopher and WAIS, the Web is very much under development, perhaps even more so. The only physical connection they had (aside from the floor they sat on) was through the ARPANET.”. Licklider envisions in Man-Computer Symbiosis “A network of [computers], connected to one another by wide-band communication lines [which provide] the functions of present-day libraries together with anticipated advances in information storage and retrieval and [other] symbiotic functions.”, May 1960                             Paul Baran publishes "Reliable Digital Communications Systems Using Unreliable Network Repeater Nodes,” the first of a series of papers that proposed the design for distributed networks using packet switching, a method used to this day to transmit all types of information over the Internet. This is something the brain can do easily, spontaneously. From its start as a Cold War defensive measure to the cat video sharing phenomenon that steals our time today, the internet has come a long way baby! Later he wrote in Weaving the Web: “From then on, interested people on the Internet provided the feedback, stimualtion, ideas, source-code contributions, and moral support… The people of the Internet built the Web, in true grassroot fashion.”.

data. Most recently, I was Senior Director, Thought Leadership Marketing at EMC, where I launched the Big Data conversation with the “How Much Information?” study (2000 with UC Berkeley) and the Digital Universe study (2007 with IDC). The ARPANET project was handed over to BBN Planet (GTE). The Web is based on a technology called hypertext… While physicists may have paid for its initial development, it’s one of the most flexible tools—probably the most flexible tool—for prowling around the Internet. Cooperative programming will be stimulated, and in particular fields or disciplines it will be possible to achieve ‘critical mass’ of talent by allowing geographically separated people to work effectively in interaction with a system.”. Ray Tomlinson creates email as an engineer at the tech firm Bolt, Beranek and Newman. Those born after the late 1980s have never even seen a world without a commercialized World Wide Web. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was formed. Later In the Preface, Chambers explained his innovative system of cross-references: “Former lexicographers have not attempted anything like Structure in their Works; nor seem to have been aware that a dictionary was in some measure capable of the Advantages of a continued Discourse. July 1961                              Leonard Kleinrock publishes "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets"; in December 1962, Kleinrock submits his MIT Ph.D. dissertation, proposing a mathematical theory for what were later called packet-switched networks. Accepting the idea, Roberts named the small computers dedicated to network administration ‘Interface Message Processors’ (IMPs), which later evolved into today’s routers. With the Internet settling into middle age, here are some of the early, staggering breakthroughs that brought us the Internet we know today. Paul Baran of the Rand Corporation created the concept of dividing information into

The National Science Foundation announced the following four major San Diego, CA, USA. 1728                                       Ephraim Chambers, a London globe-maker, publishes the Cyclopaedia, or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences.

A map of the four connected computers when the first ARPANET message was sent. The screen can be used not only to see the people you call but also for studying documents and photographs and reading passages from books.”, 1965                                       Ted Nelson coins the terms Hypertext and Hypermedia. I think about 6 out of the 100 users at the time downloaded it.”, Late 1971                           Ray Tomlinson at BBN writes the code for network email and sends the first email over the ARPANET. (networked) to each other. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time, Photo Proof That Sleaziness In Times Square Isn't Actually New, What Stephen Hawking Thinks Threatens Humankind The Most, 27 Raw Images Of When Punk Ruled New York, Join The All That's Interesting Weekly Dispatch, Scientists wanted to be able to access the information on a certain computer. I wrote the code to launch the window and run an ad in it. It’s certainly worth playing with.” In the second edition, published in April 1994, the last sentences were changed to “The Web and its tools are still under development… They’re certainly worth playing with, and will probably become the predominant method for accessing the Internet in the next few years.”, EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Members and Affiliates of the Intergalactic Computer Network, Multiple computer networks and intercomputer communication, The first message ("Login") is sent over the ARPANET, The International Computer Communication Conference, A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication, only 3% of online users have ever signed on to the World Wide Web, to use internet voting in a parliamentary election, say the internet has had an impact on their relationship. The first line browser (called www) was used on the CERN network. It also hired Merit Networks to helped them speed April 7, 1969                       Steve Crocker submits RFC 1, the first “Request for Comment” which became the primary mechanism for the collaborative and open development of the Internet. On Oct. 29, 1969, the world was humbly changed forever. An ARPA study in 1973, a year after network email was introduced to the ARPANET community, found that three-quarters of the traffic over the ARPANET consisted of email messages. It was certianly the birth of what became to be known as the “dot-com bubble.”. The chapter devoted to the World Wide Web starts with “The World Wide Web, or WWW, is the newest information service to arrive on the Internet. Quite a beginning. At the same time, the computer scientists who developed ARPANET had their own motivations. In 2014, he would apologize for “The Internet’s Original Sin”: “The [business] model that got [Tripod.com] acquired was analyzing users’ personal homepages so we could better target ads to them… the pop-up ad… was a way to associate an ad with a user’s page without putting it directly on the page, which advertisers worried would imply an association between their brand and the page’s content. case of an attack in a nuclear war. Berners-Lee in Weaving the Web: “I was excited about escaping from the straightjacket of hierarchical documentation systems…. Licklider becomes the director of the newly established Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) within the US Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). replaced by NSFNET (The National Science Foundation's Network). exhibit at the [1964 World’s Fair]… is dedicated to computers, which are shown in all their amazing complexity, notably in the task of translating Russian into English. notes regarding Transmission Control Protocol. October 1962                     J.C.R.

1910                                       Belgian lawyers and bibliographers Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine propose a central repositry for the world’s knowledge, organized by the Universal Decimal Classification. ARPANET went international, connecting to England and Norway. A brief history of the internet .