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Windows 7: Internet turns 40

09 Oct 2009   #1
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 
Internet turns 40

Internet turns 40

Quote:
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Internet.
What began as the Arpanet project tested in a UCLA lab for the first time Sept. 2, 1969, is now the Internet.

The front end of the Internet everyone is familiar with, the World Wide Web, was created in just the last 15 or so years. One of the people responsible for the Web as we know it today is Roy T. Fielding, who works for Day Software in Newport Beach

Fielding co-authored the HTTP standard in the early 1990s as a researcher at UC Irvine.
More:
news article @ the bren school of information and computer sciences

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quote:
Noteworthy alumni have graduated from the school, including:
Roy Fielding, co-creator of Hypertext Transfer Protocol and the Apache HTTP Server;[8]
Patrick Hanratty, CAD pioneer;[9]
Paul Mockapetris, creator of Domain Name System and the first Simple Mail Transfer Protocol server;[10]
Steven Joe, CEO of D-Link North America.[11]
Hey,
I just found out that I ain't no college grad - I'm a 'department grad":

Quote:
Beginning in 1968, three years after UCI's founding, the Department of Information and Computer Science was created as an independent department, not belonging to any school. In 2002, the 35 year old department was elevated to the status of a school ...
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09 Oct 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Happy birthday Internetwebz!
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09 Oct 2009   #3
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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09 Oct 2009   #4
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Special thanks to Tim Berners-Lee
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09 Oct 2009   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I think you (the OP) were (are ?) a bit premature.

The USA WASN'T the first in this arena.

True that Arpanet provided a Network which of course was the underlying basis for a global system (TCP/IP etc) but it really was the development of the HTTP protocol that made the Internet into what we mean by The Internet today.

You can have zillions of Networks but these aren't really "The Internet".

True credit should be given to some English guy Tim Berners Lee back in 1989 .

A Belgian bloke (there are others besides "Hercule Poirot" BTW) Robert Cailliau also worked together with Tim at CERN in Switzerland to create a "Browsable" system whereby the user could connect at will. This was released in December 1989 so we're actually not quite there yet but near enough.

It's a shame but why is it the USA NEVER or conveniently seems to forget that a lot of stuff was invented / developed in countries OUTSIDE the USA.

(If you ever saw a total re-write of History by Hollywood - look at its account of how the Enigma machine was both discovered and retrieved. It wasn't BY THE US as portayed in the movie - total disregard for history but it was by the Polish underground. When the British notified their US allies the US thought "what a load of rubbish" and weren't interested until much much later - but it certainly DID shorten WWII).

Mind you if we are ranting against Hollywood - do you remember their real geographic porker.
The film Krakatoa East of Java -- although a great movie anybody with an ounce of knowledge of the region would know that Krakatoa was WEST of Java.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Oct 2009   #6
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Happy B'day!
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09 Oct 2009   #7
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The internet as we know it now wasn't even available until 1989 and later once opened up for the general public following the end of the Cold War era. With the changes since we now have Globalization and a Global ecomony where the internet has played a tremendous role in commerce in general.

Order any pc parts lately? online likely! browse over some new product? online most likely on a product page. Bank online? Post a reply even to this article at SF! Online for sure!
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10 Oct 2009   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The internet as we know it now wasn't even available until 1989 and later once opened up for the general public following the end of the Cold War era. With the changes since we now have Globalization and a Global ecomony where the internet has played a tremendous role in commerce in general.

Order any pc parts lately? online likely! browse over some new product? online most likely on a product page. Bank online? Post a reply even to this article at SF! Online for sure!
Hi Nighthawk

from my previous post in this thread

True credit should be given to some English guy Tim Berners Lee back in 1989 .

A Belgian bloke (there are others besides "Hercule Poirot" BTW) Robert Cailliau also worked together with Tim at CERN in Switzerland to create a "Browsable" system whereby the user could connect at will. This was released in December 1989 so we're actually not quite there yet but near enough.

Internet was working (although with not so convenient browsers) back in 1989 after a fashion -- I remember at the time the fall of the Berlin wall (nov 1989) and the German re-unification (Mar 1990) were covered on the fledgling internet at the time as well as "traditional media".

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Oct 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

All you guys are wrong!! Everyone knows that Al Gore invented the Internet!!
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10 Oct 2009   #10
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Internet and the Web are two different things.

USA invented the Internet

UK invented the Web.

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