Thought For The OPEN Mind - Humor From American Culture!
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1969 - ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) goesonline in December, connecting four major U.S. universities.Designed for research, education, and governmentorganizations, it provides a communications network linkingthe country in the event that a military attack destroysconventional communications systems. ***1972 - Electronic mail is introduced by Ray Tomlinson, aCambridge, Mass., computer scientist. He uses the @ todistinguish between the sender's name and network name inthe email address. ***1982 - The word Internet is used for the first time.1984 - Domain Name System (DNS) is established, withnetwork addresses identified by extensions such as .com,.org, and .edu. Writer William Gibson coins the termcyberspace.
1985 - Quantum Computer Services, which later changes itsname to America Online, debuts. It offers email, electronicbulletin boards, news, and other information. ***1989 - The World (world.std.com) debuts as the firstprovider of dial-up Internet access for consumers. TimBerners-Lee of CERN (European Laboratory for ParticlePhysics) develops a new technique for distributinginformation on the Internet. He calls it the World WideWeb. ***1995 - CompuServe, America Online, and Prodigy startproviding dial-up Internet access. Sun Microsystemsreleases the Internet programming language called Java.
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