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History of the Internet

The internet can be thought of as beginning with the first electrical telegraphic communication.

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  • First electrical telegraph

    One very early telegraph was an electrochemical one created by the German physician, anatomist and inventor Thomas von Sömmering.

    Thomas von Sömmerring Wikipedia
    Thomas von Sömmerring
  • Overland telegraph

    The U.S. east and west coasts were connected by Morse's telegraph, bringing to an end the Pony Express.

    A Morse key Wikipedia
    A Morse key
  • Transatlantic telegraph cable

    The first commercially successful transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed on 18 July 1866.

    Major telegraph lines in 1891 Wikipedia
    Major telegraph lines in 1891
  • Invention of telephone

    Alexander Graham Bell was the first to be awarded a patent for the electric telephone in March 1876.

    Bell placing the first New York to Chicago telephone call Wikipedia
    Bell placing the first New York to Chicago telephone call in 1892.
  • "Telex" - TELegraph EXchange

    Telex began in Germany as a research and development program in 1926 that became an operational teleprinter service in 1933.

    A Siemens T100 Telex machine Wikipedia
    A Siemens T100 Telex machine
  • Call for a Global Network

    "A network of such [computers], connected to one another by wide-band communication lines..."
    Man-Computer Symbiosis J. C. R. Licklider
    pioneer in the call for a global network
  • Message block switching

    The concept of message block switching developed by Baran and first presented to the Air Force in the summer of 1961.

    Packet Switching Wikipedia
    Packet switching diagram.
  • The first router

    The very first device that had fundamentally the same functionality as a router does today, was the Interface Message Processor (IMP).

    Leonard Kleinrock & IMP Wikipedia
    Leonard Kleinrock and the first IMP.
  • IPv4

    IPv4 is a connectionless protocol for use on packet-switched Link Layer networks (e.g., Ethernet).

    IPv4 Address Wikipedia
    IPv4 uses 32-bit (four byte) addresses
  • TCP/IP

    In March 1982, the US Department of Defense declared TCP/IP as the standard for all military computer networking.

    IP Connection Diagram Wikipedia
    Two Internet hosts connected via two routers.
  • HTML

    Tim Berners-Lee specified HTML (the HyperText Markup Language) and wrote the browser and server software in the last part of 1990.

    Tim Berners-Lee Wikipedia
    Tim Berners-Lee
  • CSS

    CSS separates style from HTML markup. By the end of 1996, CSS was ready to become official, and the CSS level 1 Recommendation was published in December.

    CSS cloud Wikipedia
    CSS elements, properties and values
  • IPv6

    Due to IPv4 being limited to 4 billion addresses the first region exhausted its addresses on April 15, 2011. IPv6 has .727 X 1029 (792 septillion) times as many addresses as IPv4.

    IPv6 Address Wikipedia
    IPv6 diagram.

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