The Early Development and Evolution of the Internet

Max Spevack, Audrey Tsang, Daniel Wong

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One of the most influential post-war technological achievements, the entity which we call the internet has grown exponentially over the last six years, transforming itself from an esoteric network of computers into a world-wide melting pot of websites.  The prototype for the internet was established in the 1960s, but the company generally credited with taking the steps to develop the World Wide Web and package it for the public is Netscape Communications Corporation.  Their web browser, the development of HTML, and the standardizing of transfer protocols such as HTTP have changed the way America (and the world) lives, communicates, and conducts business.

This website examines the following: