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The internet celebrates its birthday today, September 2, with 40 years having passed since the first successful transfer of data between two computers.
The midwives for the modern era of communication were scientists at the University of Los Angeles in California (UCLA), who connected the neighbouring machines with a 15ft grey cable.
full story [telegraph.co.uk]
It was like listening to your fax machine dial but it would keep going every time you sent or received data.
My dad was/is a college professor and we only had to share the dial pool with about 250 people. It was "fast" after 9:00pm and it was always "slow" around dinner time... looking back it was just slow.
I can remember watching images load 1 pixel line at a time. It was like a game guessing what the picture was before it was fully revealed.
I remember discovering my first (bb) bulletin board, good times!
Happy Birthday, you have come a long way little buddy!
joined:July 3, 2008
Maybe we could raise a toast to Tim Berners-Lee next February 4th when the World Wide Web reaches legal drinking age in the U.S. :-)
I hardly call connecting two computers together to be an Internet. Maybe I'm being harsh (or naive) but shouldn't the conception date be when TCP/IP was invented?
What's the birthday of webmasterworld?
It was late in 1999 - whois says the domain was acquired December 11, 1999. The forum started out earlier on searchengineworld.com and then was moved.
Brett would have the exact date for that move, however he's deep in Pubcon preparations right now and may not have the time to answer. Since we're coming up on ten years, you'll probably hear some celebration sounds as the date approaches.
joined:Aug 12, 2004
Happy b'day web. Enjoy it while you can. It's all downhill from here.
Can you suggest the best websources and bibliography to find the real and detailed history of www and the internet?
...the Internet is a primary reason why TCP/IP is what it is today. In fact, the Internet and TCP/IP are so closely related in their history that it is difficult to discuss one without also talking about the other. They were developed together, with TCP/IP providing the mechanism for implementing the Internet.
TCP/IP Overview and History [tcpipguide.com]
What the heck... Happy (belated) Birthday!
Ain't 40 years, but happy birthday anyway!
joined:Aug 12, 2004