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.