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History of the Web Timeline
Maxwell Wu [STUDENT]
3 months ago
First electric programmable computer, the Colossus, is built.
Atanasoff-Berry Computer, the first digital computer, is built.
First programmable computer, Zuse Z1, is built.
The ENIAC computer, which is considered by many people to be the first digital computer, is built.
US Federal Judge Earl R. Larson invalidates ENIAC patent and declares Atanasoff-Berry Computer to be the first digital computer.
EDSAC is the first stored programmable electronic computer and the first to run the graphical computer game called "Baby."
The first commercial computer, the Z4, is sold to Eduard Stiefel.
The first computer with RAM, MIT's Whirlwind machine, is created.
The first desktop computer, the Programma 101 is released at the New York World's Fair.
The first personal computer, the Altair 8800, is introduced.
First portable computer, the IBM 5000, is released.
World Wide Web project is initiated as ENQUIRE at the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
World's first website and server are live at CERN and the first browser is created.
The first photo is posted to the Web.
First webcam is connected to the World Wide Web.
CERN provides the World Wide Web technology to the public.
The first online purchase is made to Pizza Hut.
The first banner ad, from hotwired.com, is live.
Chris Lamprecht is the first person to be banned from the internet by law.
The Dancing Baby, a GIF, is the one of the first of viral videos.
Google, the most popular search engine to date, registers as a domain.
"spam" and "digerati" are added to the Oxford Dictionary.
78% of internet users do not think to download music files count as stealing.
NASDAQ reached a new record of 5,048 because of the dot-com tech bubble.
CAN-SPAM Act is put into law, setting standards for commercial emails.
The first YouTube video is uploaded by the co-founder, Jawed Karim.
The first tweet is sent out by the founder, Jack Dorsey.
Estonia is the first country to use internet voting for its parliamentary elections.
A story is released about a six-year-old boy in Colorado which is proven to be fake.
Egyptians use hashtags to spread information on the Egyptian revolution and are quickly taken down.
The first smartphone, the Simon Personal Communicator, is created.
ARPANET is created; it is the first network to use Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol(IP) and was considered a pioneer among sharing resources across physically separated computers.
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