Brief History of the Internet

Brief History of the Internet

Brief History of the Internet: Our everyday consumption of internet data is extreme and unimaginable.

In this article, we are going to read about the history of the internet. The origin of the Internet is rooted in the 1950s USA. During this time the Cold War was at its peak.

The US realized that they required a way of communication that could not be harmed by a Soviet nuclear attack. During this period computers were expensive and large.

It is not one single person who invented the internet. Various scientists and engineers have been involved in this invention. Their research together created the ARPANET.

Some of the notable scientists who followed the paving way are Lawrence Roberts, Leonard Kleinrock, Donald Davies, Bob Kahn, Vint Cerf, Paul Mockapetris, Jon Postel, Tim Berners-Lee, and Marc Andreesen.

Lawrence Roberts made two different computers in two separate locations talk to each other for the very first time. When the first packet-switching network was created, Kleinrock was the first person to attempt to send a message.

He used a computer from UCLA to send a text ‘login’ to a computer at Stanford. Though the system crashed after the word ‘l’ and ‘o’, the second attempt was successful.

By the year 1973, 30 military, academic, and research institutions joined ARPANET, connecting locations including the UK, Norway, and Hawaii.