Category Internet

E-mail turns 35

Today very few would guess that e-mail might be as old as 35 years old. “Is it after or before Internet” – someone may ask. Well, if you can call 15 sites existing at that time an Internet, than after.

Back in 1965 Fernando Corbato and his acquaintances (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) developed software that allowed users to exchange messages. 6 years later Ray Tomlinson elaborated the first e-mail application. What he did was uniting the message exchange software with the application, capable of sending files. His invention was immortalized by the “ @ ” sign, that separated the domain and the destination address.

Ray Tomlinson’s first e-mail was a joyous discovery at that time. Mr...

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Web 1.0, Web 2.0, Web 3.0: World Wide Web and its future

The need and the speed of information exchange in the modern world has reached those volumes, that allow us to speak about a new era of Internet development, making it suitable to sum up what we have witnessed and what we are to see in the near future. As new technologies and techniques are coming up, the attitude to the Internet also changes, requiring timely steps to be taken to stand the test of time and new trends. In this posting you will read basic characteristics of phenomena named web 1.0, web 2.0 and web 3.0.

In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee and his colleagues suggested the programming language for World Wide Web, which was implemented and initiated the development of what today is known as Internet. As the Internet developed, Web 1...

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