Grows from 4 computers on the network to 13 computers.
Broke 100 Computer Barrier
Finally broke the barrier of 100 computers on the network.
More than 1,000 computers were now on the network.
10,000 computers are on the network.
In just Two Years
The computers on the network grew from 10,000 to over 100,000. This is about the time computers began to make home appearances.
At this point in time over one million computers have been connected to the network.
By 1996 there were over 10 million users.
Just Keeps Growing
By this time over 100 million computers have been connected.
Today there are over 1.7 billion users connected to the network.
Significant Contributions to the Internet
Open sources existed long before the internet. Through the internet, open source describes the idea that software code is made freely available to anybody who wants to use it. Software that is not open source is often called ‘proprietary’ code. An open source is always free!
The World Wide Web
1989 - 1990
WWW was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee during a year-long period.
The Internet Explodes
1990 - 2000
In 1990 there was only one website. by 1993 there were 623 websites. By 1997, the number of websites grew to 1,681,868. In 2000 website numbers grew to 25,675,581.
AOL, at it's height, had over 30 million users.
Free Stuff Examples
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
The New Free Culture
It isn’t free to connect to the web, but once you’re there, it’s pretty easy to find all the content you want—for free.