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History of the Internet

A very common question that often arises is ‘When was the Internet developed or
invented?" That is a good question, one that is hard to define as it has many multiple
answers.

The Internet, including the World Wide Web (WWW), is perhaps one of the greatest
inventions of our time. Without a doubt, it has had a profound effect on almost every
aspect of our lives. The formation and implementation of the Internet has changed the way
we do business, communicate, entertain, retrieve information, and even educate ourselves.
Nevertheless, the Internet might have never materialized if it had not been for some
innovated thinkers from the Advanced Research Project Agency, who created "ARPAnet."

The Internet began as a proposed plan to interlinked a network of computers at several
universities and research laboratories through a project of the United States Department
of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), directed by American engineer Robert
Kahn, and American computer scientist Vinton Cerf initially developed protocols for
Internet transmission. This network of computers was originally designed in the event of a
large-scale nuclear war to protect the information at these institutes. In the beginning
there were only 4 computer nodes attached to this fledging network, two years later there
were fifteen, and thirty-two in another year.

Throughout the '70s, ARPA's network grew. Its decentralized structure made expansion easy.
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