The brief history of the internet

During this period of enormous growth, businesses entering the Internet arena scrambled to find economic models that work. The gopher proved to be very prolific, and within a few years there were over 10, gophers around the world.

Posted on 09 Feb, Nielsen Company, and the Prudential Insurance Company. As the commands for e-mailFTPand telnet were standardized, it became a lot easier for non-technical people to learn to use the nets.

William Gibson, author of "Neuromancer," is the first to use the term "cyberspace. Mozilla unveils the Mozilla Firefox browser.

This allowed different kinds of computers on different networks to "talk" to each other. Significant dates in the history of the Internet. Peter Deutsch, a developer of Archie, always insisted that Archie was short for Archiver, and had nothing to do with the comic strip.

The pace of life was slower then! Prior to this, the various computer networks did not have a standard way to communicate with each other.

Brief History of the Internet

The Internet marks its 40th anniversary. The Internet was designed to provide a communications network that would work even if some of the major sites were down. Licklider, the first director of the Information Processing Technology Office IPTOprovided the backbone for the ubiquitous stream of emails, media, Facebook postings and tweets that are now shared online every day.

Because of Sputnik 1, launched inthe US military was concerned about the Soviet Union attacking from space and destroying the US long-distance communications network. Commercial uses were prohibited unless they directly served the goals of research and education.

Free services supported by advertising shifted some of the direct costs away from the consumer--temporarily.

A Brief History of the Internet

Since the Internet was initially funded by the government, it was originally limited to research, education, and government uses. Beranek and Newman, Inc. Parties from both groups ended up at the same conference with presentations, and decided to collaborate in order to further their work.

Today, NSF funding has moved beyond supporting the backbone and higher educational institutions to building the K and local public library accesses on the one hand, and the research on the massive high volume connections on the other.

The browser warprimarily between the two major players Microsoft and Netscape, heats up. The Stanford University Network was the first local area network connecting distant workstations. Like Archie, its interface was far from intuitive, and it took some effort to learn to use it well. The SQL Slammer worm spread worldwide in just 10 minutes.

A debate followed between mainframe adherents and those who believed in smaller systems with client-server architecture. The History of Telecommunications. These visionaries and many more left unnamed here are the real founders of the Internet.

Protecting privacy is quite a challenge in this environment. It then became possible to route traffic across the country from one commercial site to another without passing through the government funded NSFNet Internet backbone.

The visionary Frederick G.

Chapter 1: Brief History of the Internet

The current most widely used protocol is version 4. One of the fastest machines at the time, it could perform roughly calculations per second. It weighed some 16, pounds, used 5, vacuum tubes, and could perform about 1, calculations per second. IPv4 uses bit addresses allowing for 4.A Brief History of the Internet Vinton G.

Cerf Chief Internet Evangelist Google Leonard Kleinrock Professor of Computer Science UCLA Larry G. Roberts Chairman and CEO Anagran, Inc This article is an editorial note submitted to CCR.

History of the Internet

It has NOT been peer reviewed. The authors take full responsibility for thi s article's technical content. Nerds is a unique computer-history book, in that it is really a history of networking. Author Stephen Segaller covers all the current heavy hitters of the technology industry in depth: Novell, 3Com, and Cisco/5(11).

This paper was first published online by the Internet Society in December and is being re-published in ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. The Internet today is a widespread information infrastructure, the initial prototype of what is often called the National (or Global or Galactic) Information Infrastructure.

Its history is complex and involves many aspects – technological, organizational, and community. A Brief History of the Internet. By Walt Howe, Manager of the Delphi Navigating the Net and Publishing on the Web Forums (Last updated October 24 ).

History of Internet and WWW: The Roads and Crossroads of Internet History. An overview of the philosophy and history of the Internet, by Gregory R.

Gromov. A Brief History of the Internet Sharing Resources. The Internet started in the s as a way for government researchers to share information.

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