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A Brief History of the Internet

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Interconnected: The Past, Present, and Future of the Internet

A Brief History of the Internet

| 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, or ARPANET, was established in 1957 as a response to Russia launching Sputnik. Follow how that program evolved into the discovery of the internet as we know it today. Along the way, get to know technology such as TCP/IP—a core of internet design, the beginning of email, as well as the humble beginning of a small internet outfit known as Google.

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p********m
October 31, 2019
Mr. Vint Cerf, Thank you for creating this course. Thank you as well for your pioneering Internet development work.

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v********m
October 27, 2019
Very biased and incomplete history. Lecturer ignores and misrepresents the role of private industry in the development of the internet. Working for IBM is the late 1960s and early 1970s, I was personally involved in developing the underlying concepts, architecture, hardware, and software that lead to the creation of the Internet. The Internet was not conceived and created solely by the government and academia. Private industry was a key player in the development of the Internet, not a poor second cousin who was invited late to the party.

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m********t
October 24, 2019

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