The History of the Internet
ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goes online in December, connecting UCLA, Stanford,University of Utah and the University of California, Santa Barbara
E-mail is introduced by Ray Tomlinson, a Cambridge, Mass., computer scientist.
Queen Elizabeth II sends her first e-mail.
The appearance of the first very small computers and their potential for communication via modem to dial up services.
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.
In January, Apple announces the Macintosh. Its user-friendly interface swells the ranks of new computer users.
Australia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom join the Internet.
World Wide Web (WWW) released by CERN; Tim Berners-Lee developer
Wikipedia is created
Apple launches iTunes with 200,000 songs at 99¢ each, it sells 1,000,000 songs in its first week.