History Wing

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aol

William von Meister, Jim Kimsey, Steve Case, 1983 In the 1980s America Online (AOL) was a small company that provided…

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SPAM

Gary Thuerk, 1978 The earliest documented spam went out on May 1978: an ad sent to 393 people on ARPAnet,…

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E-mail

Ray Tomlinson, 1972 Computer engineer Ray Tomlinson worked for Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) as an ARPAnet contractor. ARPAnet –…

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ARPAnet

Robert William Taylor, 1969 Internet pioneer Robert William Taylor moved from NASA to the Pentagons Advanced Research Projects Agency ARPA…

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Concept of the web

Paul Otlet, 1934 In 1934 Belgian lawyer and librarian Paul Otlet realized that the wires and radio waves connecting the…