Electronic computers are created.
The ARPANET network is developed, and becomes the most popular network for 3 decades
The Internet Protocol suite (IP) is introduced
The first .COM domain name gets registered (symbolics.com)
ARPANET gets decommissioned
Tim Berners Lee invents the World Wide Web
Mosaic web browser is invented, which popularizes the World Wide Web
Internet goes commercial and America on line is born
WebCrawler is created, which is the first search engine to let users search for any word from any web page. It sets the standard for modern search engines.
IEEE 802.11b is introduced, which offers wireless networking, or Wi-Fi.
US Education Foundation contracts Berkley to create Transport Control Protocol (TCP) and TCP/IP is born. Internet is resticted to non-profit use for 5 years
As of 2014, there are 2.9 billion internet users (about 40% of the world). Experts anticipate this number to rise to over 3 billion by 2015.
Source: Internet World Stats - www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm Basis: 3,035,749, 340 Internet users on June 30, 2014 copyright 2014, Miniwatts Marketing Group