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Who Invented The Internet?  
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

I don't know the answer to this question but apparently Cern and UCLA have some claims to it - not to mention Al.

So whats the real answer  Wink ?

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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

Afaik the technology was developed by the US Government (of course), and CERN were responsible for inventing HTML and the WWW.

Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet#Creation_of_the_Internet

User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Al Gore.

Just ask him. Here's the transcript of when he stated it http://www.sethf.com/gore/

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Does CERN predate Arpanet?

The earliest ideas of a computer network intended to allow general communication between users of various computers were formulated by J.C.R. Licklider of Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN) in August 1962, in a series of memos discussing his "Galactic Network" concept. These ideas contained almost everything that the Internet is today.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2239 times:
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The internet was invented under the guidance and impetus of DARPA's predecessor ARPA as a means of fast communication between research institutions and labs that were working on advanced research projects for the US military. This system was in use from the 70's to the 90's in relative obscurity, with the perception being that it was only useful for academics and researchers.

It was in use as a bulletin board communications system for many years prior to the point where Sir Tim Berners-Lee, working at CERN in Switzerland as a physicist in 1991, invented the method for linking web sites making it easy to browse through pages and research. He (and others, as he would readily point out) made the web easily linked and more useful as a tool to the layman. All of a sudden you did not have to be a computer geek to be able to use the internet.....all of a sudden you could "surf" the net.

Oh, and he gave it to the world for free. Did not have to, could have taken a miniscule percentage of all transactions on his system and been the richest man on earth (and I'm certain he saw this), but gave it away.

He's working on an even more advanced version of the web now at MIT, as the head of the World Wide Web Consortium.

[Edited 2005-11-17 15:35:23]

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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4151 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

I am aware that the first internet communication was from UCLA to Stanford. The whole message didn't make it but it was a start.

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User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2205 times:


Check this out..........

Rob  wave 

''Live life on the edge, Live each and every day like it's your last, Hell you only live once''
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Why doesn't anybody belieeeve mee?  Sad

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