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What year did the Internet first come out?

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Asked by elainecat at 7:01 AM on Feb. 18, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Many consider Englishman Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine back in 1837 to be the first computer. The first electronic programmable computer is widely held to be Colossus, developed in 1942-43 in Station X, Bletchly Park, England. It was used to crack the Enigma codes which were encrypted orders relayed by the Germans in WWII. The Web was created around 1990 by the Englishman Tim Berners-Lee and the Belgian Robert Cailliau working at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 7:20 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • it depends on who you ask and what you consider the beginning to be, but it all leans to some time in the 1960's era.

    Answer by MythicMMM at 7:43 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

    The development of what we now call the Internet started in 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first satellite, beating the United States into space. The powers behind the American military at the time became highly alarmed as this meant that the USSR could theoretically launch bombs into space, and then drop them anywhere on earth. In 1958 the concerns of people in the US military triggered the creation of the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

    Answer by gemgem at 7:50 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • sometime when I was in middle school. but we didn't get hooked up till I was in high school

    Answer by kimberleee382 at 1:07 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

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