• It was invented (for the masses, government used it earlier) in 1992. And it is always increasing in popularity.
  • Hasn't his question been asked before and answered a million times. Without going on the internet I recall it was a military startup from DARPA. With extra research: The first hypertext network was oN-Line System (NLS), which eventually evolved into ARPA. This all took place in the 70's but really was spurred on by the launch of Sputnik in 1957. While ARPANET, grew independently, seperate networks like NSFNET, UseNET, BITNET, Telenet, Compuserve, and JANET joined forces into the newly forming "internet". CERN arrived on the scene in the 60's. Only until the year 1989 rolled around did the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee start the ENQUIRE project with NeXTCube being the first server. In 1990 the World Wide Web was born with the server and client software, NeXTStep engineered by Berners. According to Wikipedia the Internet outgrew it's fully projected adoption rate peaking at 100%. In 1996 and 97 the Internet reached full impact and growth. The Dot com boom and bust exhibited the crazy fluctuations the internet market could have. The NASDEQ Composite Index peaked on March 10 of 2000 as most startups spent all their capital. In 1999 big mistakes in business strategy after Christmas contributed to the NASDEQ Composite Index falling like an anvil. By 2001 the dot com bust had started and quickly. Dot-companies overnight became what reporters called dot-bombs. From 2000-2002 this market crash costed $5 Trillion according to Wikipedia. [new edit] Some ventures did preserve their business through the dot-com crash to be revived in 2004. Dot-Com Crash: Growth of Internet: Tim-Berners Lee: Internet: WWW History: First server:
  • Please don't use caplock! 1) "A 1946 comic science-fiction story, A Logic Named Joe, by Murray Leinster laid out the Internet and many of its strengths and weaknesses. However, it took more than a decade before reality began to catch up with this vision." Source and further information: "You know the logics setup. You got a logic in your house. It looks like a vision receiver used to, only it's got keys instead of dials and you punch the keys for what you wanna get. It's hooked in to the tank, which has the Carson Circuit all fixed up with relays. Say you punch "Station SNAFU" on your logic. Relays in the tank take over an' whatever vision-program SNAFU is telecastin' comes on your logic's screen. Or you punch "Sally Hancock's Phone" an' the screen blinks an' sputters an' you're hooked up with the logic in her house an' if somebody answers you got a vision-phone connection. But besides that, if you punch for the weather forecast or who won today's race at Hialeah or who was mistress of the White House durin' Garfield's administration or what is PDQ and R sellin' for today, that comes on the screen too. The relays in the tank do it. The tank is a big buildin' full of all the facts in creation an' all the recorded telecasts that ever was made—an' it's hooked in with all the other tanks all over the country—an' everything you wanna know or see or hear, you punch for it an' you get it. Very convenient. Also it does math for you, an' keeps books, an' acts as consultin' chemist, physicist, astronomer, an' tea-leaf reader, with a "Advice to the Lovelorn" thrown in. The only thing it won't do is tell you exactly what your wife meant when she said, "Oh, you think so, do you?" in that peculiar kinda voice. Logics don't work good on women. Only on things that make sense." Source and further information: "A Logic Named Joe" 2) The development of what became the Internet started in the late 1960s: "The USSR's launch of Sputnik spurred the United States to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as ARPA, in February 1958 to regain a technological lead. ARPA created the Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO) to further the research of the Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) program, which had networked country-wide radar systems together for the first time. J. C. R. Licklider was selected to head the IPTO, and saw universal networking as a potential unifying human revolution." Source and further information: 3) "Following commercialisation and introduction of privately run Internet Service Providers in the 1980s, and its expansion into popular use in the 1990s, the Internet has had a drastic impact on culture and commerce. This includes the rise of near instant communication by e-mail, text based discussion forums, the World Wide Web. Investor speculation in new markets provided by these innovations would also lead to the inflation and collapse of the Dot-com bubble, a major market collapse. But despite this, Internet continues to grow." Source and further information:

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