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Who Invented The Internet?  
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1380 times:
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So who did then?

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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Al Gore


 Smile



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

ditto


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
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Al Gore? are you serious?


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User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Arsenal@LHR



That was to be a joke.  Smile



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

ditto

 Smile



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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Cue KROC's "90-second search" post...

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Cue KROC's public service announcement.

(Clears throat)

If you perform a 90 second search, on your favorite search engine, or even on the forum search, you should find all the answers you so desire.

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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Al Gore.

Seriously, I read somewhere a few years ago that it was originally used by the US Army/Navy/Military in the 1960s and then only in the 90s did it start to go public.

I am not sure which US Defense system used it, I know it was not all three of them.

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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Al Gore.




Seriously, I believe it was the CERN Nuclear Reasearch Center. Not 100% sure on that though.



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User currently offlineGotAirbus From Singapore, joined May 2001, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

I think, it's definitely the US armed forces that started this a long time ago, with their "mini-network".

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Depends what you mean by "the Internet". HTML was invented by a British engineer trying to link different OSs at a conference somewhere in Europe once.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

The Internet (the transport network architecture) developed out of the US DOD´s ARPANET.

The Web (based on the HTTP protocol, using the HTML data format), which uses the Internet for transport (as do FTP, Telnet and many other protocols), was developed at CERN.

Before the advent of the Web, the Internet was mostly used with text- or X-terminals instead of Web browsers; But it did exist even then.


User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

So it seems that Al Gore really was telling the truth all along his presidantial campign.. "America, I gave you the internet, and I can't takw it away"!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1224 times:

No single person or institution "invented" internet, but
CERN in Switzerland was part of it...


User currently offlineCarmy From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 627 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

I quite remember Al Gore saying that he'd invented the internet.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

The Internet was invented by some American guy but I can't remember his name.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Actually, there was quite a lot of life on the internet before the Web. I started browsing newsgroups and ftp sites in 1991 and was amazed at the amount of content even at that time.

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Wait, wasn't the internet invented back in 1867?!? I've gotten chain mails in my email saying that the email has been going around since 1867! Also, they say if I don't keep it going, my love life will go to hell. Amazing, they seem to be right...  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

The internet was around in the US in the 1960's.The whole idea of web pages,http and html came from British computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee who was working at CERN.Those of you who have the Time 100 scientists and thinkers special edition magaxine will find him in there.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

Al Gore says he invented the internet. Now, we all know Al Gore is an extremely trustworthy (cough, cough) person. Would he lie to you?  Innocent

The internet was not invented by a single person. Tim Berners-Lee created HTTP and invented HTML, DARPA (now ARPA) came up with the idea to link computers remotely and use a system-independent communications protocol (which became TCP/IP). Others again invented SMTP, POP, IRC, NNTP, and all the other protocols and standards.
Al Gore might even have been part of one of the organisations (probably as the janitor) involved.



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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Me.

User currently offlinePerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Operationally the first "internetwork" of universities, UCLA, SRI, UC Santa Barbara and Utah, under the auspices of the Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Pentagon staggered into being at the end of 1969.

The World Wide Web is just a flashy feature that was added on some 20 years later.

The best technical history has to be "Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet" by Katie Hafner & Matthew Lyon published by Touchstone in 1996.

Should be compulsory reading for internet users, check out your local library or bookstore.

Only USD11.20 at:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684832674/qid=1015768302/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/104-6394341-2839929

PGF


User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Oops sorry Tim. As G-KIRAN says above the name I was looking for was Tim Berners Lee, a British computer programmer working in America. Here's a link for anyone who is interested to know more about the history of the Web.

http://www.w3history.org





User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

CERN, isen't this this Swiss Organisation near Geneva-Cointrin Apt?


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25 Post contains links Ukair : Here is the link with the mans name on it.... http://www.3history.org/People/Berners-Lee/Weaving/Overview.html
26 TWAL1011 : Just to clarify, Al Gore claimed to be The Father of the Internet. Either way, he was full of shit in his statement.
27 Post contains images PerthGloryFan : The "popular press" attributes VP Gore as enhancing the English language by inventing the phrase "the information highway" which was translated into p
28 Cfalk : Al Gore looked like the biggest con artist since Jimmy Swaggart and Jimmy Baker when he made that comment. The Internet originally was an effort by th
29 PerthGloryFan : The Internet originally was an effort by the US Defence Department to create an indestructable electronic communication and storage system Actually Ch
30 Post contains links Airways : The Web (WWW) was actualy invented by Tim Berners at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland. You can find more i
31 Post contains images Cfalk : PGF, Hmmm... So was the ruggedness of the system intentional or an accident. I suppose those who believe that the government is incapable of doing som
32 Joona : And the IRC was a Finnish invention. What good is there in the net, except IRC ;D
33 PerthGloryFan : Charles, It was certainly intentional that the Internet be a robust system that's why the packet switching system of digital data communications was i
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