All start-ups have a unique and interesting story associated with it. But in case of Internet, its more enthralling to all as everyone uses it. This is how the story begins…. One day…
The US Department of Defence (DoD) became interested in developing a new large-scale computer network in the 1960s.
The purposes of this network were communications, program sharing, and remote computer access for researchers working on defence-related contracts.
The DoD’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) with the help of few more companies connected four computers running on four different operating systems which was called ARPANET.
During the same time, some more networks like BITNET, CSNET , USENET, NSFnet emerged.
In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee developed a system designed to simplify navigation on the Internet. This is what known today as the World Wide Web.
It didn’t take long for some people to mistakenly identify the Internet and the Web as the same thing. They both are not the same.
Most early Internet users were government and military employees, graduate students and computer scientists.
Today, the Internet is more complex than ever. It connects computers, satellites, mobile devices and other gadgets together in a massive network millions of times more intricate than the original ARPANET.
Concluding : The internet was not invented, as perhaps the radio or the light bulb was. Rather, it came into being through a series of incidental discoveries stemming from a need in the scientific community that became popular in the community at large.