Once upon a time, in a world without internet

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record

We have a never-ending list of inventions that have drastically changed the world and the creation of the internet can most certainly be accounted amongst them. The internet revolutionized communications, led to the development of new trends, and allowed access to vast amounts of data after the introduction of the World Wide Web in the 1990s. Over 30 years later, the internet has become a significant tool that we depend on to carry out our everyday tasks and it’s difficult to imagine what life would be like today without it. The basic concept of the internet was developed by various scientists that emerged with new communication technologies and ideas over time but it was the Advanced Research Projects Agency in the United States that really took on the project of building the internet throughout the late 1960s and 1970s. They finally succeeded in creating ARPANET with the building of their Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol communications model. This was the first step in creating a communications system between computer networks so that information could be easily transmitted from location and then accessed on a computer in another location; better known as the internet. See full story in the Wednesday, April 1 edition of The Record.

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