History Of The Internet

Can you give us your version of the history of the Internet?
What about The World Wide Web?
Answer: I first started hearing about computers being networked from Larry Roberts when he was still at Lincoln Lab I think. I met him in the early '63 period...
1957 - USSR launched the first Sputnik satellite in to orbit around the earth. As a counter measure and tactical advancement the USA Department of Defence formed the Advanced Research Projects Agency [ARPA].
1961 - Leonard Kleinrock, publishes his theories on small packet-switching.
1962 - J.C.R. Licklider of MIT writes a series of memos in August discussing his "Galactic Network" concept.
1965 - Paul Baran writes a paper on "Distributed Communications on Networks".
1965 - ARPA funds a fact finding paper on "Network of time-sharing computers".
1967 - ARPA Principal Investigators semi-annual meeting at the University of Michigan.
1968 - After Roberts and the DARPA funded community had refined the overall structure and specifications for the ARPANET, an RFQ was released by DARPA. The contract to formulate and build Network hardware and programmes was won by BBN.
1969 - Dougs group at SRI contracted by ARPANET to be the Network Information, hooked up on 1st October, becoming the second machine on the network.
1972 - The Inter Networking Working Group was formed to help establishing protocols.
1974 - Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn publish a paper outlining TCP for the first time (Transmission Control Program), allowing for an Inter-net, networking across different networks.
1989 - Tim Berners-Lee released the initial HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) protocols which will become the World Wide Web.
1990 - ARPANET name is drop ceases to exist. The first GUI Web browser is developed by Tim Berners-Lee.
1993 - Mosaic takes the Internet by storm as the best browser around (and the only easy to use), Both Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape were originally based on Mosaic.

Keywords: Internet, ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork), Larry Roberts, Lincon Labs, MIT, ARPA, timesharing, Licklieder, Ivan Sutherland, Bob Taylor, University of Michigan, sharing computational resources, NIC (network Improvement Community), RFC (Request For Comment), email, TELNET,
Related Links:
Yahoo Internet History Links.
Pioneers Of The Internet.

.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 1. 7/25/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, early morning by Frode Hegland @.


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