(Advanced Research Projects Agency) is formed to establish US lead in
science and technology applicable to the military.
Kleinrock publishes paper on packet switching theory.
1962-J.C.R. Licklider envisions a set of globally interconnected
computers through which everyone could access information from any
1965-Lawrence Roberts creates first wide area computer network by
connecting the TX-2 computer in Massachusetts with the Q-32 in
1966-Lawrence Roberts presents plan for ARPANET
1968-BBN wins ARPANET contract.
1969-4 host computers are connected together into initial ARPANET.
1972-First public demonstration of ARPANET.
1973-Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf work together to develop TCP/IP.
1983-TCP/IP becomes universal language of the Internet.
1991-NSF lifts restriction on commercial use and WWW is born.