The internet is the result of many small inventions and contributions of hundreds of individuals and organizations but the birth of the Internet all started on this day in 1969 just a few months after man first walked on the moon. It was this day that the first message was transmitted through ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), a network funded by the US Defense Department that connected four independent terminals installed at ULCA, Stanford, the University of California-Santa Barbara and the University of Utah.
Now don’t confuse the Internet with the World Wide Web. These are two very different things. The World Wide Web became possible in 1989 with the advent of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) by Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN. The World Wide Web project was formally announced on August 6, 1991. The World Wide Web was open to the public August 6, 1991. Interestingly, the first website is supposedly still up and running here: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.
So much has changed since these two historic dates paving the way for where we’re at today with cloud computing and the dramatic shift in ERP business technology from the desktop to hosted software. Find out more about cloud ERP software on our website.