A message was sent from a computer at UCLA to one at Stanford and the Internet was officially started.
The number of computers hooked up on the internet grows from 4 to just 13.
By 1971 23 computers were on the net, but it wasn't until 1977 that the Internet had 100 computers involved.
It took a while for the Internet to catch on. Most of the computers were large and only available to Universities and large companies.
Now 10,000 computers on the Internet
By the end of 1989, over 100,000 computers were on the Internet
Over One-Million computers now on Internet
Now over 10 Million Users connected on the Internet
Over 100 Million Computers linked on Internet
There are currently over 1.7 Billion users online and it is still growing as under-developed nations gain access to technology
Access to over 30,000 books for free on the Internet. It was founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart and is the oldest digital library.
AOL became the simple way to use the internet for less technical people.
During this year Sir Berners-Lee created a web application that operated on top of the Internet.
Free Software Code that allows people to make improvements and use it for free. This allows for group contribution and fast growth of information, like Wikipedia.
As of 2008 there are over 260 million web sites on the internet
It acts as a centralized location for software developers to control and manage free and open source software development.
Wikipedia gets started and people jump onto the information highway....
Millions of Hours of Shared Video.
Pandora: Listen to open source music streamed for free.
Thousands of Movie and TV programs streamed for free.