Significant moments in the internet's history

From software to hardware, breakthough to disaster, it all belongs here!

Moderator: CricketMX Forum Moderators

Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby battye » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:43 am

I'll get the ball rolling:

  • I love you bug: changed the way we think about viruses
  • Y2K bug: the most anti-climatic event in the history of the world wide web :P
  • GMail: I think gmail has changed the way we use webmail, not least the fact that they began the trend of multi GB mailboxes

What are your thoughts?
CricketMX.com.. home of bat's, rat's and other farmyard animals...
My articles: view all articles by battye

"OK, life [as you chose to define it] repeats until there are no more lessons to be learned." - nrnoble (June 12, 2005)
"the new forum looks awesome, it's getting bigger & better" - p2p-sharing-rules (11 Jan, 2008)
"Looks like CMX is not only getting bigger...but, also getting better!!" - moongirl (14 Dec, 2007)
User avatar
battye
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14273
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:26 am
Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby tunebud » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:39 am

I would have to add
XP
and Wi-Fi Networking
User avatar
tunebud
Miracle Worker
Miracle Worker
 
Posts: 3556
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:42 pm
Location: alone in the dark

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby moongirl » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:50 am

For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!
Image
That's not the man in the moon...that's me ;)
Click To Play Online-Scrabble - Click To Play Quizzes
~~~In the year 2040...I'll have 100,000 posts!!~~~
User avatar
moongirl
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 18877
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:07 am

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby pokesthelippyfish » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:28 am

moongirl wrote:For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!

i agree with you, moon...

and let's not forget Wikipedia !! and how we're all able to contribute to humanity's base of knowledge.
If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
User avatar
pokesthelippyfish
Fsh
Fsh
 
Posts: 4934
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:49 pm
Location: USA

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby battye » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:57 pm

From pokes room:

<NoGood> YouTube. Google. MSN messager.


Also, I thought of adding the rise and fall of Napster to the list.
CricketMX.com.. home of bat's, rat's and other farmyard animals...
My articles: view all articles by battye

"OK, life [as you chose to define it] repeats until there are no more lessons to be learned." - nrnoble (June 12, 2005)
"the new forum looks awesome, it's getting bigger & better" - p2p-sharing-rules (11 Jan, 2008)
"Looks like CMX is not only getting bigger...but, also getting better!!" - moongirl (14 Dec, 2007)
User avatar
battye
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14273
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:26 am
Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby garmabeaneth » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:27 pm

eBay
Sometimes when you cry... no one sees your tears.
Sometimes when you are worried... no one sees your pain.
Sometimes when you are happy... no one sees your smile.
But fart just one damn time ...
(¯`·._.·[GUEST 601]·._.·´¯)

smile you're on candid camera Image
User avatar
garmabeaneth
Dancing Queen
Dancing Queen
 
Posts: 7523
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:52 am
Location: CanaDUH!

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby tunebud » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:44 am

I don't know but I think I can add Microchip Technology playing a big roll in the internet
User avatar
tunebud
Miracle Worker
Miracle Worker
 
Posts: 3556
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:42 pm
Location: alone in the dark

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby moongirl » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:02 pm

pokesthelippyfish wrote:
moongirl wrote:For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!

i agree with you, moon...

and let's not forget Wikipedia !! and how we're all able to contribute to humanity's base of knowledge.



I remember Freez aka "Grammar Man" introducing me to Wikipedia, I think it was to do with "Cow Tipping" :)
I have never looked back. I use Wikipedia all the time (knowing full well that there can be short-comings).
So, when in doubt use another source to verify the information.
The word "Wiki" is now a part of everyday internet use.
Wiki = information/knowledge/facts
Image
That's not the man in the moon...that's me ;)
Click To Play Online-Scrabble - Click To Play Quizzes
~~~In the year 2040...I'll have 100,000 posts!!~~~
User avatar
moongirl
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 18877
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:07 am

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby tunebud » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:34 am

moongirl wrote:
pokesthelippyfish wrote:
moongirl wrote:For changing the way humans interact with each other globally.

1. E-mail
2. All "Instant Messenger" type programs that give you live chat facility.
3. MySpace & Facebook and all "Social Networking" sites.

Our lives have changed...forever!!

i agree with you, moon...

and let's not forget Wikipedia !! and how we're all able to contribute to humanity's base of knowledge.



I remember Freez aka "Grammar Man" introducing me to Wikipedia, I think it was to do with "Cow Tipping" :)
I have never looked back. I use Wikipedia all the time (knowing full well that there can be short-comings).
So, when in doubt use another source to verify the information.
The word "Wiki" is now a part of everyday internet use.
Wiki = information/knowledge/facts



I had a different thought on this. But thought I had just better leave this as a blank post. :|
User avatar
tunebud
Miracle Worker
Miracle Worker
 
Posts: 3556
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:42 pm
Location: alone in the dark

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby pokesthelippyfish » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:48 am

and google... another word that's become a verb...
raise your hand if you've googled yourself in the past month =;
If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.
User avatar
pokesthelippyfish
Fsh
Fsh
 
Posts: 4934
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:49 pm
Location: USA

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby battye » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:01 am

Guilty as charged. #-o
CricketMX.com.. home of bat's, rat's and other farmyard animals...
My articles: view all articles by battye

"OK, life [as you chose to define it] repeats until there are no more lessons to be learned." - nrnoble (June 12, 2005)
"the new forum looks awesome, it's getting bigger & better" - p2p-sharing-rules (11 Jan, 2008)
"Looks like CMX is not only getting bigger...but, also getting better!!" - moongirl (14 Dec, 2007)
User avatar
battye
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14273
Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:26 am
Location: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby garmabeaneth » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:20 pm

lol i haven't googled myself, but that doesnt mean i haven't in the past

hotmail prior to MS buying them out aka free web based email
Sometimes when you cry... no one sees your tears.
Sometimes when you are worried... no one sees your pain.
Sometimes when you are happy... no one sees your smile.
But fart just one damn time ...
(¯`·._.·[GUEST 601]·._.·´¯)

smile you're on candid camera Image
User avatar
garmabeaneth
Dancing Queen
Dancing Queen
 
Posts: 7523
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:52 am
Location: CanaDUH!

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby Layzie Bone » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:14 am

The internet went public in 1993.
Yahoo started around 1996
Google around 1997
Microsoft Windows 95 made a very big impact on the internet making access to the internet easier and because of Windows 95.

Although recently, the big changes have been the capabilities, enough bandwidth to stream high quality video is now possible. Information at an instance.

take a look at http://web.archive.org/
User avatar
Layzie Bone
Mr. Computergeek Salad Guy
Mr. Computergeek Salad Guy
 
Posts: 2448
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 11:59 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby nesman » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:18 am

I agree with the importance of archive.org.

I think some more of the big steps in internet history include:

Linux of course ;) (The internet does run on Linux)
Skype and other VoIP tech

and the most important of all:
Online movie listings :D
User avatar
nesman
Miracle Worker
Miracle Worker
 
Posts: 1399
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:17 am

Re: Significant moments in the internet's history

Postby garmabeaneth » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:19 pm

i have to admit i love online banking! sure is convienant!
Sometimes when you cry... no one sees your tears.
Sometimes when you are worried... no one sees your pain.
Sometimes when you are happy... no one sees your smile.
But fart just one damn time ...
(¯`·._.·[GUEST 601]·._.·´¯)

smile you're on candid camera Image
User avatar
garmabeaneth
Dancing Queen
Dancing Queen
 
Posts: 7523
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:52 am
Location: CanaDUH!

Next

Return to Computers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests