The History of the Internet

1969

ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goes online in December, connecting UCLA, Stanford,University of Utah and the University of California, Santa Barbara

1972

E-mail is introduced by Ray Tomlinson, a Cambridge, Mass., computer scientist.

1976

Queen Elizabeth II sends her first e-mail.

1978

The appearance of the first very small computers and their potential for communication via modem to dial up services.

1982

Drew Major and Kyle Powell write Snipes, an action game to be played on PC’s over the network. This is the beginning of Novell.

Cover from the Snipes manual.

1984

In January, Apple announces the Macintosh. Its user-friendly interface swells the ranks of new computer users.

1989

Australia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom join the Internet.

1991

World Wide Web (WWW) released by CERN; Tim Berners-Lee developer

2001

Wikipedia is created

2003

Apple launches iTunes with 200,000 songs at 99¢ each, it sells 1,000,000 songs in its first week.

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