History of internet

Main

internet born

1969

first message

October 29, 1969

The first message sent was "lo" which was supposed to say "login" but crashed after the "l" and "o" were sent.

4 to 13 computers

1970

13 to 23 computers

1971

60 computers on the network

1975

reached 100 computers

1977

1000 computers on the network

1984

10000 computers

1987

world wide web

1989

a million computers on the network

1992

10 million users connected

1996

over 100 million users connected

2001

1.7 billion users have access to the internet

2014

world wide web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee 1989

AOL

Jim Kimsey 1985

Free culture

Gutenberg Project – over 30,000 books
Hulu – Thousands of movies and TV programs
Wikipedia – millions of articles on many subjects
Sourceforge – 230,000 software programs
Youtube – millions of hours of video
Pandora/Grooveshark – thousands of songs

number of websites by year

1991 - 1
1992 - 4
1993 - 623
1994 -10,022
1995 - 23,500
1996 - 603,367
1997 - 1,681,868
1998 - 3,689,227
1999 - 9,560,491
2000 - 25,675,581

PC's available

1970 about fifteen years after they were available is when households started to have them