Internet History Timeline

Internet History Timeline
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    1822 Charles Babbage designs his first mechanical computer  
         
    1848 Boolean algebra is invented by George Boole  
         
    1880 Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone called the Photophone  
         
    1895 Radio signals were invented by Guglielmo Marconi  
         
    1923 Television Electronic was invented by  Philo Farnsworth  
         
    1924 Electro Mechanical television system was invented by John Logie Baird  
         
    1931 Kurt Godel publishes a paper on the use of a universal formal language  
         
    1937 Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine  
         
    1959 Paul Baran theorises on the "survivability of communication systems under nuclear attack", digital technology and symbiosis between humans and machines  
         
    1963 Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse (nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end)

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is developed to standardize data exchange among computers.
 
         
    1965 Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson coin the term "hypertext"  
         
    1971 E-mail was invented by  Ray Tomlinson

Liquid Crystal Display ( LCD ) was invented by James Fergason
 
         
    1973 The minicomputer Xerox Alto (1973) was a landmark step in the development of personal computers

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn develop gateway routing computers to negotiate between the various national networks
 
         
    1974 IBM develops SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language ) now known as SQL

Charles Simonyi coins the term WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) to describe the ability of being able to display a file or document exactly how it is going to be printed or viewed
 
         
    1975 Altair produces the first portable computer

The Microsoft Corporation was founded April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800
 
         
    1976 Apple Computers was founded Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs  
         
    1977 Apple Computer’s Apple II, the first personal computer with color graphics, is demonstrated

Ward Christensen writes the programme "MODEM" allowing two microcomputers to exchange files with each other over a phone line
 
         
    1978 The first magnetic tape is developed in the US  
         
    1979 Over half a million computers are in use in the United States.  
         
    1980 IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates to create an operating system for a new PC. They buy the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template to develop DOS.  
         
    1981 MS-DOS Computer Operating System increases its success  
         
    1982 SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is introduced  
         
    1983 More than 10 million computers are in use in the United States

Domain Name System (DNS) pioneered by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris and Craig Partridge. Seven 'top-level' domain names are initially introduced: edu, com, gov, mil, net, org and int.

Microsoft Windows introduced eliminating the need for a user to have to type each command, like MS-DOS, by using a mouse to navigate through drop-down menus, tabs and icons
 
         
    1984 William Gibson coins the word cyberspace when he publishes Neuromancer  
         
    1986 More than 30 million computers are in use in the United States.  
         
    1988 Over 45 million PCs are in use in the United States.  
         
    1990 The Internet, World Wide Web & Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau propose a 'hypertext' system starting the modern Internet
 
         
    1991 The World Wide Web: The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991  
         
    1993 At the beginning of the year only 50 World Wide Web servers are known to exist  
         
    1994 The World Wide Web Consortium is founded by Tim Berners-Lee to help with the development of common protocols for the evolution of the World Wide Web

YAHOO is created in April, 1994.
 
         
    1995 Java is introduced

Amazon.com is founded by Jeff Bezos

EBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar

Hotmail is started by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia.
 
         
    1996 WebTV is introduced  
         
    1997 Altavista introduces its free online translator Babel Fish

Microsoft acquires Hotmail
 
         
    1998 Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 7, 1998

PayPal is founded by Peter Thiel and Max Levchin
 
         
    2001 Bill Gates introduces the Xbox on January 7th 2001.  
         
    2002 Approximately 1 billion PCs been sold

PayPal is acquired by eBay
 
         
    2005 September 12: eBay acquires Skype  
         
    2006 Skype announces that it has over 100 million registered users.  
         
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