As the Internet turns 50 – TechRadar


This year, the Internet turns 50. In 1969, the first message was sent over the ARPANET, a network of universities and research laboratories across the US. This marked the start of a technology that would go on to become the ‘network of networks’ we all rely on so heavily today. 

We’ve come a long way from sharing time on mainframe computers. Or dialling up with a modem. Today four billion people around the world are connected to the Internet via desktops, laptops, and smartphones. 2022 will see more traffic cross the Internet in that one year than in its entire 50-year history. It will continue to create new industries, business models and jobs we can’t even imagine, yet for that opportunity to be felt by everyone, there’s a lot we can be doing.



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