When was the Internet Born?

It was 40 years ago today, September 2, 1969 that scientists connected two computers at UCLA with a 15-foot cable and the machines were able to communicate with each other. The test data was meaningless, but the breakthrough eventually led to the formation of the internet, but there were plenty of other milestones. Which date is the birthday of the internet?

September 2, 1969: First time two computers communicated with each other.

Oct 29, 1969: Message sent from computer to computer in different locations.

1971: The first email was sent.

Jan 1, 1983: ARPANET adopted the standard TCP/IP protocol.

March 1989: Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.

April 22, 1993: Mosaic became the first web browser.

Which date should we designate as the birthday of the internet? Link -via Buzzfeed

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@ Daisychain:

"would www be the same as “internet”?"

No... the www is just one of the applications of the internet. It has a related protocol: HTTP. It has to do with the traffic and presentation of web pages.

E-mail is another application (and it's protocols, like SMTP & POP). There are many other, but www and e-mail is what interest most people.
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"Oct 29, 1969: Message sent from computer to computer in different locations.

1971: The first email was sent.
Jan 1, 1983: ARPANET adopted the standard TCP/IP protocol.

March 1989: Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.

April 22, 1993: Mosaic became the first web browser."

August 4, 1997 - Skynet goes online

:P
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i read somewhere that the www was not of an american origin. it's european, from CERN. would www be the same as "internet"?

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"The test data was meaningless, but the breakthrough eventually led to the formation of the internet, but there were plenty of other milestones."

That's a lot of buts.
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