Internet before the 1990's


ARPANET or5the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, was the foundation of the internet known by many today. The ARPANET used packet switching which was a new and very efficient way to transfer data. The ARPANET and its surrounding projects were funded by the U.S Department of Defense. Overall, the ARPANET was the basis and foundation for the internet many people know today.

Packet Switching

Packe switching was the way data was transferred in the late 1980’s and today. Packet switching was a very efficient way to transport data and other information. Packet switching allowed data to be allocated to a certain area in a very timely manner. Doing this, allowed information to be transferred in minutes or even seconds.

Internet Protocal

or Internet Protocol was the way the internet found where it was sending and receiving data. Things such as the IP address allowed these functions to be done. The IP address is a numerical label assigned to each device (e.g., computer, printer) participating in a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. These numbers that were assigned were the key to allowing for the transport of data. Overall, the IP is basically an address that allows for the allocation and transfer of data between devices.

Tim Berners-Lee

he was a computer scientist. This man was the first person to successfully communicate between (HTML) and client. This man was then named the Inventor of the World Wide Web known today. Overall, Tim Berners-Lee was the creator of the first known source of the internet.


that was used in the basic use of the web was Netware or the Network Operating System. This used cooperative multitasking to run various services. IPX network protocol was used to run basic tasks and programs. Basic computers that companies like Compaq and Mac a.k.a IBM. Overall, new hardware and inventions were created and used for the production and maintenance of the World Wide Web.