Why was the internet invented

This is how the internet came about

Can you imagine that there was once a world without the internet? Actually, that wasn't that long ago. Many parents and your grandparents can still remember it.

It all started in the USA in 1958. A military research unit was founded there under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. She should develop an electronic network. In 1969 the time had come: the so-called "ARPANET" was switched on. This could be used by scientists, but also by the American army.

The APARNET was something like the "mother" of today's Internet. Data was exchanged about this. But that wasn't so easy at first. For example, the endings for URL addresses only existed since 1983, i.e. something like .com, gov. and net.

In 1990 it was decided to make the network accessible to everyone. But first a lot had to be developed: a language to design websites (HTML) and "rules" so that the computers can exchange information with each other (http and https).

The British developer Tim Berners-Lee called this new network "World Wide Web" (WWW for short) and put the first website online on August 6, 1991.

In the beginning it was all very slow and hardly anyone knew how to use it. How do I look at pages on the Internet? And how am I supposed to find it? One of the first known browsers was "Mosaic" in 1993. In September 1997 the well-known search engine "Google" went online.

The internet was being used by more and more people around the world, it got faster and bigger and finally it came to our smartphones and tablets. Today it has become indispensable: a world without the Internet is hardly imaginable.