From military project to the masses how the Internet was born

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of the technologies that led to the creation of the Internet and revolutionized the way we work, talk and play.”

This is certainly true, and for once my timing was spot on. I wasn’t born when the Internet (capital “I”) was created. Now, I work in an industry that is a product of the Internet – the World Wide Web – which also did not exist until I was about to enter the work force.

What does it all mean? It means – judging by the size and speed at which the Internet is growing – that there should be work for me for a long time; total, global economic collapse not with standing.

With Internet and the WWW we certainly can find more information (or disinformation) today than 40 years ago. Children are smarter for it. Adults profit from it. And, a large portion of human interaction – like this blog – is a result of it.