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.Know More
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 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 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 United States was responsible for the idea of the Internet. The idea can be traced back to 1962, when J.C.R. Licklider, the head of the computer research program at DARPA, proposed the concept of a "Galactic Network".Full Answer >
The origin of the modern Internet can be traced to 1974, but several self-contained computer networks preceded this. The earliest was the United States ARPANET in 1963, which was followed by NPL in the United Kingdom, CYCLADES in France and others. These networks were merged to create the global Internet.Full Answer >