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Fun Facts

ARPANET was the first network to use the internet protocol, and did so long before the World Wide Web came into being (1960s/70s timeframe).

In 1982 the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the Computer Science Network.  The internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) was introduced as the standard networking protocol on ARPANET.  In the 1980s the NSF funded the establishment for national supercomputing ccenters at several universities, and provided interconnectivity in 1986 with the NSFNET project.

HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, was created in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee.

Commercial Internet service providers (ISPs) began to emerge in the late 1980s.

Tim Burners-Lee together with Robert Caillaiu were the inventors of the World Wide Web.  The first working prototype was created in late 1990/early 1991.

NCSA Mosaic was the browser that popularized the World Wide Web. It was the first browser to display images inline with text rather than in a separate window.  Mosaic was developed in 1992 and first released in 1993. Development ended in 1997 but Mosaic can still be downloaded.

Beginning in 1995, Mosaic lost a lot of share to Netscape Navigator, whose code descendent is today's Mozilla Firefox.

The ARPANET was decommisioned in 1990.  Private connections to the internet by commercial entities became widespread quickly and the NSFNET was decommissioned in 1995, removing the last restrictions on the use of the Internet to carry commercial traffic.


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