Computer Networks


Internet/WWW

These network applications have revolutionized communication - how people learn, shoop, communicate, are entertained, manage finances, etc.

The Galactic Network proposed by J.C.R. (Lick) Licklider in 1962 - globally connected computers for all to access data, information, and software

DoD supported development of ARPANET and in 1969, the first computer-to-computer network message was sent by Leonard Kleinrock, UCLA.

Over next two decades, this evolved into a network of networks transcending international boundaries, politics, and technologies

For successful communication among this network of networks, need:

In late 1980's, people using the network of networks began calling it the Internet, but this term was not officially adopted until October 1995.

Who invented the Net?

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