The History Of The Internet

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The internet has become a detrimental part of growth. We all use the internet and it is used 24/7. Every country has internet and it has grown considerably since its inception. Every country has come to rely on the internet and it has become integral to the running of countries and corporations. Nearly every company requires the internet in their day to day activity.

Before the internet was introduced to the world, people had to manually do everything. There wasn’t excel, CRM systems or fiber optic media converter, people had to do everything one by one and this process could take days to months unlike today where many things can be done in a short time. For example, working with foreign companies are easier as you can have instant communication due to the internet but before the internet, you have to use which can take weeks to receive and then longer for the return message to arrive. The internet made this inefficiency obsolete.

The internet was initially conceived as an idea in the 1950s. It was planned to have a networking system among many computers. This was a time when even computers weren’t as advanced as of today, therefore, the idea was rudimentary. Unlike today where there are advance managed fiber media converter and such, computers were devices used for calculations and not the tasks we use it for today. Despite it taking nearly 4 decades for the idea to become a reality, this was planned as a system to be used for the military. The US awarded defense contracts in the 1960s to build this system.  

The development process started worldwide and was ongoing in the 70s and 80s. At the time, Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist in the CERN facility Switzerland, developed the world wide web protocol which allowed for a hyper texts document to be accessible from any node on a network.

The 90s was a time when the internet became available public. There was growth but it wasn’t as fast or reliable as the internet we used today. Few people trusted the internet to do commerce with but it peaked the interest of many. This was a great time for the internet to grow because computer use was growing and the internet gave another reason for people to purchase a computer and connect online. By the 2000s, growth accelerated tremendously and many sites we use today were found by then.  The internet is connected to every aspect of our lives. The internet of things will be the next step where every device we use is connected to the internet further enhancing services.