Ray Tomlinson of BBN invents the email program to send messages across a distributed network. The "@" sign is is chosen from the punctuation keys on Tomlinson's Model 33 Teletype to separate local from global emails, making "user@host" the email standard.
Kilnom Chon, Professor at Keio University in Japan, develops the first Internet connection in Asia, called SDN, and his pioneering work had inspired others to promote the Internet's regional growth.
The first email had arrived in Germany on August 3, 1984. "Willkommen CSNET", it says. Warner Zorn plays a critical role in this event and establishing the German Internet.
While at AIT (Asian Institute of Technology), Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut registers the .TH country-code top-level domain for Thailand, and it still remains the administrator to this day.
Gihan Dias helps set up and run the academic Internet in Sri Lanka (LEARN).
The Word Wide Web is made available to the public for the first time on the Internet.
Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn founded the Internet Society, meanwhile, hosts on the internet pass the one million mark.
Dr. Harushia Ishida introduces UNIX computing and the concept of Internetworking in Japan.
Bradenburg and his team settle on a file extension for the audio format, shortening MPEG1, Layer 3, to MP3.
The advent of web publishing tools available to non-technical users spurs the rise of blogs.