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A brief history of the Internet from 1960's to today, including both hardware and software innovations.
Created by hancockn
on Dec 28, 2010
Last updated: 12/28/10 at 05:12 PM
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Google, Inc. is founded.
NSF transfers management of the Internet backbone to four private corporations. ARPANET is renamed the "Internet".
NSF allows the first commercial use of the Internet.
The Internet Engineering Task Force is established to provide a forum for technical coordination of the Internet.
The first online bulletin board system (BBS)is created.
Compuserve offers the first email service to computer-users; AOL and Prodigy follow soon after.
Telenet - the first commercial/civilian equivalent of ARPANET
Ray Tomlinson sends first email message.
First ARPANET link established at 22:30 hours on October 29, 1969 between UCLA and Stanford Research Institute. Two more nodes - at University of Callifornia Santa Barbara and University of Utah - were added December 5, 1969.