Description: The development of the internet took a large span of time and many inventors. The initial internet like program started in the 60's and was called the ARPAnet, which was intended to help safeguard long distance communications in the event that the telephone system was taken out by the soviets. This program slowly progressed through the 70's, but then in the early 80's Vinton Cerf hit the intellectual jackpot, developing the “Transmission Control Protocol,” or TCP (later known as the “Internet Protocol" or IP. This development was described as “the ‘handshake’ that introduces distant and different computers to each other in a virtual space,” and led to the internet communication that we know today.
Significance: The development of the internet, although slow at first, forever altered human society as it generated new medias and revolutionized communication.
Picture: Girl uses the internet at Natural History Museum. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016.
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