The World Wide What?

The desire to communicate and collaborate has always been a primary purpose of the Internet.

A long time ago, in a galaxy not-too-far away, scientists developed a means of collaborating around the world, by developing a communication system that eventually became known as the Internet.

The precursor was Arpanet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), which grew out of the efforts of the US Department of Defense.

It's hard to say if, back in the 1960s, anyone had even a glimmer of an idea of what would eventually grow out of this scientific effort. Would Bill Gates have "friended" Steve Jobs?

As access to the Internet grew, so did the variety of uses for this new medium. Initially a sharing tool for scientists, the Internet eventually became available to the general public, or at least to anyone who could afford an expensive computer with a modem.

Do YOU remember the sound of the dialup modem trying to "connect"?

Do you remember this sound?