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January 2 2013

Happy Birthday: The Internet is 30 years old now


The Internet which has transformed the lives of billions of people across the world, turned 30 on Tuesday. The computer network officially began its technological revolution when it fully substituted previous networking systems on 1 January, 1983.

Known as “flag day”, it was the first time the US Department of Defence (DoD)-commissioned Arpanet network fully switched to use of the Internet protocol suite (IPS) communications system.

Using data “packet-switching”, the new method of linking computers paved the way for the arrival of the World Wide Web.

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