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  • 1. . President Eisenhower requests funds to create ARPA. Approved as a line item in Air 1958 Force appropriations bill. . Len Kleinrock, Professor of Computer Science at UCLA, writes first paper on packet 1961 switching, quot;Information Flow in Large Communications Nets.quot; Paper published in RLE Quarterly Progress Report. •J.C.R. Licklider & W. Clark write first paper on Internet Concept, quot;On-Line Man 1962 Computer Communications.quot; • Len Kleinrock writes Communication Nets, which describes design for packet switching network; used for ARPAnet . Paul Baran writes, quot;On Distributed Communications Networks,quot; first paper on using 1964 message blocks to send info across a decentralized networktopology(Nodes and Links) . First Network Experiment: Directed by Larry Roberts at MIT Lincoln Lab, two Oct. 1965 computers talked to each other using packet-switching technology. . ARPA project begins. Larry Roberts is chief scientist. Dec. 1966 . ARPANet contract given to Bolt, Beranek & Newman (BBN) in Cambridge, Mass. Dec. 1968 . First ARPANet node installed at UCLA Network Measurement Center. Kleinrock Sept. 1, hooked up the Interface Message Processor to a Sigma 7 Computer. 1969 . Second node installed at Stanford Research Institute; connected to a SDS 940 Oct. 1, 1969 computer. The first ARPANet message sent: quot;lo.quot; Trying to spell log-in, but the system crashed! . Third node installed at University of California, Santa Barbara. Connected to an IBM Nov. 1, 1969 360/75. . Fourth node installed at University of Utah. Connected to a DEC PDP-10. Dec. 1, 1969 . Fifth node installed at BBN, across the country in Cambridge, Mass. March 1970 . Alohanet, first packet radio network, operational at University of Hawaii. July 1970 . First basic e-mail programs written by Ray Tomlinson at BBN for ARPANET: March 1972 SNDMSG and READMAIL. quot;@quot; sign chosen for its quot;atquot; meaning. . First ARPANET international connections to University College of London (England) March 1973 and NORSAR (Norway). . Intelreleases the 8080 processor. 1974 • Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn publish quot;A Protocol for Packet Network Interconnection,quot; which details the design of TCP. . Apple Computer founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. 1976 • Queen Elizabeth II sends out an e-mail. . Vint Cerf joins ARPA as program manager. . TCP split into TCP and IP. 1978 . Bob Metcalfe and others found 3Com (Computer Communication Compatibility). 1979 . Tim Berners-Lee writes program called quot;Enquire Within,quot; predecessor to the World 1980 Wide Web. . IBM announces its first Personal Computer. Microsoft creates DOS. 1981 . Cisco Systems founded. 1983 . Domain Name System (DNS) designed by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris, and Craig Nov. 1983
  • 2. Partridge. .edu, .gov, .com, .mil, .org, .net, and .int created. • William Gibson writes quot;Neuromancer.quot; Coins the term quot;cyberspacequot;. 1984 • Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh on January 24th. March 15, . becomes the first registered domain. 1985 . 5000 hosts on ARPAnet/Internet. 1986 • 10,000 hosts on the Internet. 1987 • First Cisco routershipped. • 25 million PCs sold in US. • 100,000 hosts on Internet. 1989 • McAfee Associates founded; anti-virus software available for free. Quantum becomes America Online. . ARPAnet ends. Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web. 1990 quot;Surfing the Internetquot; is coined by Jean Armour Polly. 1992 . Mosaic Web browser developed by Marc Andreesen at University of Illinois, 1993 Champaign-Urbana. . InterNICcreated. • Web grows by 341,000 percent in a year. . Netscape Communications founded. April 1994 • Jeff Bezos writes the business plan for . Java's first public demonstration. Microsoft licenses technology from Spyglass to create Web browser for Windows 95. Dec. 1994 May 23, . Sun Microsystems releases Java. 1995 August 24, . Windows 95 released. 1995 . Domain name sold to CNET for $15,000. Browser wars begin. Netscape and 1996 Microsoft two biggest players. . sold for $150,000. 1997 . Microsoft reaches a partial settlement with the Justice Department that allows January personal computer makers to remove or hide its Internet software on new versions of 1998 Windows 95. . Netscape announces plans to give its browser away for free. . US Depart of Commerce outlines proposal to privatize DNS. ICANN created by Jon 1998 Postel to oversee privatization. Jon Postel dies. •AOL buys Netscape; Andreesen steps down as full-time employee. 1999 • Browsers wars declared over; Netscape and Microsoft share almost 100% of browser market. • Microsoft declared a monopoly by US District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson. •Shawn Fanning creates Napster, opening the possibilities of peer-to-peer file sharing and igniting a copyright war in the music industry. . Fixed wireless, high-speed Internet technology is now seen as a viable alternative to 2000 copper and fiber optic lines placed in the ground. . The Dot-Com Bubble bursts. A majority of the dot-coms ceased trading after burning through their venture capital, often without ever making a net profit. • AOL Merges with Time-Warner. AOL shareholders take 55% stake in newly formed January 10,
  • 3. company. 2000 . A large-scale denial of service attack is launched against some major Web sites like February Yahoo! and eBay, alerting Web sites to the need for tighter security measures. 2000 . 10,000,000 domain names have been registered. . There are 20,000,000 websites on the Internet, numbers doubling since February September 2000. 2000 . A federal judge rules that Napster must remain offline until it can prevent copyrighted July 2001 material from being shared by its users. . The Code Red worm and Sircam virus infiltrate thousands of web servers and email accounts, respectively, causing a spike in Internet bandwidth usage and security breaches. . The European Council adopts the first treaty addressing criminal offenses committed November over the Internet. 2001 . First uncompressed real-time gigabit HDTV transmission across a wide-area IP network takes place on Internet2. January . .name begins resolving 2002 . The SQL Slammer worm causes one of the largest and fastest spreading DDoS January attacks ever, taking only 10 minutes to spread worldwide. 2003 . The Internet celebrates its 'unofficial' 20th birthday. . The RIAA sues 261 individuals for allegedly distributing copyright music files over September peer-to-peer networks 2003 . The Research project quot;How much information 2003quot; finds that Instant messaging December generates five billion messages a day (750GB), or 274 Terabytes a year and that e- 2003 mail generates about 400,000 terabytes of new information each year worldwide. . launches 2005 . There are an estimated 92 million Web sites online 2006 . A massive DDOS assault on Blue Security, an anti-spam company, is redirected by May 2006 Blue Security staff to their Movable Type-hosted blog. The result is that the DDOS instead knocks out all access to over 1.8 million active blogs. August 2006 . AOL announces that they will give for free virtually every service for which it charged a monthly fee, with income coming instead from advertising. . There are an estimated 92 million Web sites online (some stats say over 100 million) October . Google Inc. acquires YouTube for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. 2006 January . Microsoft launches its various consumer versions of Microsoft Vista. 2007 February . Apple surpasses one billion iTunes downloads. 2007 . 1.114 billion people use the Internet according to Internet World Stats. March 2007 . Search engine giant Google surpasses Microsoft as quot;the most valuable global April 2007 brand,quot; and also is the most visited Web site