Sunday, August 10, 2008

History of the Internet

How many of you are aware of someone who is known as the Father of the World Wide Web? Any idea? Its a person called Tim Berniers-Lee and he often speaks of the importance of the 'semantic web'. You could read about him in an article on Times UK. This is a very interesting article.

Then you can read a very exhaustive and a very informative article on The History of the Internet at the Internet Society website and it can be found here. It tells you that 'in 1972, Kahn organized a large, very successful demonstration of the ARPANET at the International Computer Communication Conference'. Right now, we are in 2008 and even ARPANET wasn't exactly the Internet that I'm using to communicate with you.

Anyway, the big boom came later.

Have you heard of "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web"? I am quite sure most of you would feel I'm muttering some greek and latin to you. Well, have you heard of Jerry Yang and David Filo? Perhaps, some of you have. Jerry Yang and David Filo were the two young people who pioneered Yahoo! and it was first known as "Jerry and David's Guide to the World Wide Web". Later, they called it Yahoo! and Yahoo is an acronym for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle". This is something I am sure no one knew. Anyway, you can read the history of Yahoo! at their Media Relations page.

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