Originally called ARPANET.
Grows from 4 computers on the network to 13 computers.
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.
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.
By this time over 100 million computers have been connected.
Today there are over 1.7 billion users connected to the network.
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!
WWW was created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee during a year-long period.
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.
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.
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