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Wily_One
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The Internet: 30 years

On Jan 1, 1983, the modern Internet became operational as the U.S. military flipped the switch on TCP/IP, but the move to the protocol stack was nearly killed at birth.:
»www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/03···versary/

The Reg article has some good links, including the full text of Vint Cerf's Blog entry :
»googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/0···net.html


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Very interesting walk down memory lane. Thanks for the links Wily_One See Profile

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Thanks for the post, as I'm sure you are aware the Internet predates TCP/IP but the transition to TCP was an important milestone.

The Internet has become so intertwined in everyday activity I think many folks forget, or are not aware, just how recent it is.

The other significant milestones are: ARPAnet 1969, Email 1971, transition to public Internet 1992, and the creation of the world wide web in 1989.

/tom



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Don't forget Bulletin Board Systems (BBS)! I think they were instrumental in the development of the modern Internet as well.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system

Dial up is still warm in my mind. For you young folk, here's what the internet sounded like back in the day.
»upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c···ises.ogg



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Indeed - it's why I laugh when I hear plans by Iran and other entities to create "their own" Internet.

Two other notables to your list:
Publication of the first Ethernet standard: 1980 (later becoming IEEE 802.3)
Deployment of the DNS: 1985

While Berners-Lee deserves credit for developing HTTP, none of the Internet as we know it today would be possible without Ethernet, TCP/IP, and DNS.