What if the source codes for the internet had remained with the US military, rather than being released to the world? How did our lives of unfettered internet access become a reality?

  • October 4 1957, the Soviets launch Sputnik, the first artificial satellite in History.
  • In the following years, in order to make up for their technological lag, the United States conducts an ambitious project: the ARPA.
  • August 6 1991, computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee invents the Web and puts the very first Internet site on line.

These three, intimately connected events, are key in the birth and then the spread of the Internet.

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