Lesson 1: Web Mastering Concepts
Posted by Nguyen Huong on Tháng Chín 27, 2008
Activity 1.1 Internet Fundamentals
Adapted from original information developed for the ESC Region IV Technology Applications Certification Program
A VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INTERNET
The Internet has its origins in the late 1960’s, when the U.S. Department of Defense developed a network of military computers called the ARPANET (Advanced Research Project Agency Network). Quickly realizing the usefulness of such a network, researchers at colleges and universities began using ARPANET to share data. In the 1980s, the military portion of the early Internet became a separate network called the MILNET. Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation began overseeing the remaining nonmilitary portions, which it called the NSFNET (National Science Foundation Network). Soon, thousands of other government, academic, and business computer networks began connecting to the NSFNET. Eventually, traffic grew to such a large amount that NSFNET slipped off to become a separate system again, thus leaving the Internet in commercial hands.
To learn more about the history of the Internet, go to Learn the Net.com and read: http://www.learnthenet.com/english/html/01birth.htm