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Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 6:54 am

So who did then?

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 6:56 am

Al Gore


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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 6:57 am

ditto
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:03 am

Al Gore? are you serious?
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:04 am

Arsenal@LHR



That was to be a joke.  Smile
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:07 am

ditto

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:09 am

Cue KROC's "90-second search" post...
 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:46 am

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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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:47 am

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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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:23 am

Al Gore.




Seriously, I believe it was the CERN Nuclear Reasearch Center. Not 100% sure on that though.
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:26 am

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

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:40 am

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.
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:25 am

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.
 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:42 am

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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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:43 am

No single person or institution "invented" internet, but
CERN in Switzerland was part of it...
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:38 pm

I quite remember Al Gore saying that he'd invented the internet.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 2:40 pm

The Internet was invented by some American guy but I can't remember his name.
 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:34 pm

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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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:57 pm

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.
 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:24 pm

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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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:48 pm

Me.
 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:55 pm

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

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:27 am

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



 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:30 am

CERN, isen't this this Swiss Organisation near Geneva-Cointrin Apt?
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:01 am


Here is the link with the mans name on it....

http://www.3history.org/People/Berners-Lee/Weaving/Overview.html

 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:12 am

Just to clarify, Al Gore claimed to be The Father of the Internet. Either way, he was full of shit in his statement.

 
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:18 pm

The "popular press" attributes VP Gore as enhancing the English language by inventing the phrase "the information highway" which was translated into pseudo German as "infobahn".

**yawn**

What is technology but a means of increasing one's vocabulary.

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:37 pm

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 the US Defence Department to create an indestructable electronic communication and storage system. The concept is that with the internet, if one or more nodes of the system are knocked out (by an enemy attack, for instance) the rest of the net is not affected. If you look at the more traditional networks, like Compuserve, if you blow up their headquarters, the whole system goes down. With the net, there is no central point where you can disable the system with a surgical strike.

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 12:13 am

The Internet originally was an effort by the US Defence Department to create an indestructable electronic communication and storage system

Actually Charles that is the very myth that the book "Where Wizards Stay Up Late" (see my earlier post) dispells.

The original "internet" was commissioned by ARPA so information between it and the universities that were doing its research could be passed seamlessly using a common protocol. That protocol in time became TCP/IP.

It so happened that the method developed to transport this information around was based on earlier mathematical models of "data packaging" and "packet switching". So when actually implemented this method enabled the development of multi-nodal "inter-networks" with redundant pathways leading to the sort of system you describe.

Unfortunately, as stated in the prologue of the above book, Time magazine perpetuated the fantasy of the Internet being set up purely so the communications systems of the USA could survive a nuclear war and refused to publish a letter from Bob Taylor, the director of the Information Processing Techniques Office at APRA in the late 1960's, pointing out their error.

Another case of "never the truth get in the way of a good story".

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 12:20 am

The Web (WWW) was actualy invented by Tim Berners at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland. You can find more information about that at:

http://public.web.cern.ch/Public/ACHIEVEMENTS/web.html

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 1:40 am

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 something right will say it must be an accident  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Thanx for the info,

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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 10:19 am

And the IRC was a Finnish invention. What good is there in the net, except IRC ;D
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RE: Who Invented The Internet?

Tue Mar 12, 2002 6:02 pm

Charles,
It was certainly intentional that the Internet be a robust system that's why the packet switching system of digital data communications was implemented to provide the infrastructure for it.

It is just that these ideas were first developed mathematically by Paul Baran in the USA at the RAND Corporation in 1964 to test the concept of a nuclear war proof communications network and, unbeknown to either, also by Donald Davies in the UK.

This was completely separate to ARPA later seeing the need for a common computer internetworking system between them and the universities doing their research.

The "Internet" that they then set up grew into the first application of this "nuclear war proof" model.

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