Butterfly Effect

The Internet, the origins of the web

Season 1    Episode 13
December 25, 2016    25m
What if the source codes for the internet had remained with the US military, rather than being released to the world? How did our lives of unfettered internet access become a reality?

• October 4 1957, the Soviets launch Sputnik, the first artificial satellite in History.

• In the following years, in order to make up for their technological lag, the United States conducts an ambitious project: the ARPA.

• August 6 1991, computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee invents the Web and puts the very first Internet site on line.

These three, intimately connected events, are key in the birth and then the spread of the Internet.

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