Friday, 12 October 2012

Invention of The Internet - Internet Timeline

1984:
Perhaps the era of web accessibility is ushered-in by introduction of first IBM Screen Reader developed by Jim Thatcher.
1988:
All is not well that starts well. Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. releases the first ever known virus "Morris Worm" inflicting a good number of computers. This necessitates the requirement of a reliable security system.
1990 and 1991:
Tim Berne-Lee introduces the first WWW branding official beginning of Internet technology. Apple initiates first version of Quick Time and Java, earlier known as Oak and invented by James Gosling, came into service.
1992-93:
World Bank gets online. World Wide Web becomes free to the Internet users. Mosaic Browser version 1.0 is introduced by Eric Bina and Marc Andreessen.
1994:
After File Transfer Protocol (FTP), WWW becomes the next popular Internet service eliminating Telenet and White House goes online.
1995:
Internet users get an access to radio and real-time music and WWW beats out FTP to become the most popular service. CNN and ESPN go online.
1996:
Web based e-mail services introduced by Hotmail and Microsoft releases IE3. Yahoo becomes a public Internet service company.
1998:
Google finds it way in the cyber world and its clutter-free interface places it on top of the popularity scale.
2003:
A new era of Social Networking is witnessed by launch of "MySpace" and the term "Phishing" comes into being for the first time.
2006:
Various web-hosted applications co-opted to launch Windows thus making the start of business rivalry between Microsoft and Google.

This was the timeline of invention of the Internet and I am quite sure that there is still no end to it because everyday something new is being added to the world of Internet. Efficacy of Internet can well be discerned from the fact that it was 75 years for telephone and 13 for television to subscribe to nearly 50 million people as against 500 million strong, around the globe, people with Internet access in just half a decade. How was that!

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