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Early History

  • October 4, 1957 - the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik into geocentric orbit.
  • January 7, 1958 - To counteract the perceived communications threat of the Soviet launch, President Eisenhower requested funds to start ARPA, Advanced Research Projects Agency. One of the first projects for ARPA was ARPANET, the world's first operational packet switching network and the predecessor of the global Internet.
  • 1969 - the first four host computers were connected together into the initial ARPANET
    • UCLA
    • Stanford University
    • UC Santa Barbara
    • University of Utah
  • 1970 - ARPANET established NCP as its communication framework.
  • Jan 1, 1983 - ARPANET has grown to over 400 host computers and changes from NCP (Network Control Protocol) to TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol).
  • November 12, 1990 - formal proposal for the World Wide Web was published.
  • April 30, 1993 - CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone, with no fees due.
  • 1993 - scholars generally agree that the turning point for the World Wide Web began with the introduction of the Mosaic Web browser.
  • October 13, 1994 - the first commercial browser, Netscape Navigator, was initially released under the name Mosaic Netscape.
  • July 29, 1995 – BitWare Solutions publishes its first website. OK, maybe that one was a little self-serving, but it does show how long we’ve been in this business!
  • August 24, 1995 - Microsoft released the Windows 95 operating system, which included built-in support for dial-up networking and TCP/IP, key technologies for connecting to the Internet. In response to the growing public interest in the Internet, Microsoft created an add-on to the operating system called Internet Explorer 1.0. When Windows 95 with Internet Explorer debuted, the Internet became more accessible to non-techies.

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