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Events

Ray Tomlinson Invents Email

1972

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 Connect Asia To Internet

1982

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.

First Email In Germany

1984

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.

Thailand Gets A Domain Name

1988

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.

Sri Lankan Academic Internet Established

1990

Gihan Dias helps set up and run the academic Internet in Sri Lanka (LEARN).

World Wide Web Opens to Public

1991

The Word Wide Web is made available to the public for the first time on the Internet.

Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn Founded Internet Society

1992

Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn founded the Internet Society, meanwhile, hosts on the internet pass the one million mark.

Internetworking Introduced to Japan

1992

Dr. Harushia Ishida introduces UNIX computing and the concept of Internetworking in Japan.

MP3 Is Developed

1995

Bradenburg and his team settle on a file extension for the audio format, shortening MPEG1, Layer 3, to MP3.

Blogs First Appear

1998

The advent of web publishing tools available to non-technical users spurs the rise of blogs.