The Internet was developed during a period of time, but its beginning was in the 1960s. It began with the development of the so-called ARPAnet in the 1960s.Continue Reading
The ARPAnet was developed by scientists at M.I.T. and ARPA, a U.S. government agency, as a response to the Cold War with Soviet Russia to ensure communications between computers in the event that the Soviets knocked out the telephone system. ARPAnet, connecting four computers, delivered its first message in 1969.
In the early 1970s, other computer networks were added and TCP, or transmission control protocol, on which the modern Internet is based was developed by scientist Vinton Cerf. In 1989, a Swiss programmer named Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web as a place to store information as well as communicate. In 1992, students at the University of Illinois developed the first browser, called Mosaic, and later that year Congress allowed the Web to be used for commercial purposes.Learn more about Computer History
The Internet in its current incarnation came into existence with the invention of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee in the 1990s. However, the general idea behind the Internet was already in use at that time, albeit in a much smaller way.Full Answer >
The hypothesis of the Internet was first written about by J.C.R. Licklider, but the actual building of it did not occur until 1969 with the creation of ARPANET. The first two nodes to be connected were at UCLA's Network Measurement Center and the Stanford Research Institute.Full Answer >
The first working prototype of the Internet was invented in 1965 by a scientist from M.I.T. The network was known as ARPAnet.Full Answer >
The Internet had its beginnings with the first ARPANET connection between two computers, which occurred on October 29, 1969. The data transmission technology used in this network was adapted for civilian use, and by the early 1980s, the Internet connected many different computer networks across the country.Full Answer >