who started the internet ?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by fruitbat, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. fruitbat

    fruitbat Guest

    I went to a trivia quiz last night.
    One question asked "which organisation was responsible for the starting of
    the internet."?

    I answered "the USA military" but was marked wrong. The accepted answer was
    "the CIA"

    Now I do not want to get into complicated yes-no-maybe responses. In the
    spirit of a trivia quiz, what organisation would you accept?
     
    fruitbat, Sep 26, 2004
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    Ionizer Guest

    ARPANET was a US Department of Defense project, so I'd give you the points
    for your answer and send you on to the bonus round.
     
    Ionizer, Sep 26, 2004
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    derek / nul Guest

    derek / nul, Sep 26, 2004
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    HF Guest

    Pity you didnt ask Jeeves. www.jeeves.com
    http://web.ask.com/redir?bpg=http://web.ask.com/web?q=who+star
    ted%2bthe%2binternet%26o%3d0%26page%3d1&q=who+started+the+internet&u=http%3a
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    5cb0d8c%26o%3d0%26ask%3dwho%2bstarted%2bthe%2binternet%26uip%3d51071069%26en
    %3dte%26eo%3d-100%26pt%3dThe%2bHistory%2bof%2bthe%2bInternet%26ac%3d7%26qs%3
    d0%26pg%3d1%26ep%3d1%26te_par%3d102%26te_id%3d%26u%3dhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.davesi
    te.com%2fwebstation%2fnet-history.shtml&s=a&bu=http%3a%2f%2fwww.davesite.com
    %2fwebstation%2fnet-history.shtml&qte=0&o=0 Click on this or paste it.
     
    HF, Sep 26, 2004
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    Chuck Guest

    EVERYONE KNOWS THAT AL GORE SINGLE-HANDEDLY STARTED THE INTERNET!!!
     
    Chuck, Sep 26, 2004
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    Thor Guest

    Pity you didn't use tiny url.
    www.tinyurl.com


     
    Thor, Sep 26, 2004
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    HF Guest

    askjeeves is now changed to www.ask.com
    Please note.
     
    HF, Sep 26, 2004
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    Bradley26 Guest

    there were networks to share information about nuke u lar research, because
    printing and mailing documents took too long

    there were networks used by defense/govt agencies for their own use

    at some point there was a release to the general public so anyone could have
    what amounted to telegraph lines

    so Id say on one hand the opening up to the public of existing networks
    started "the internet"
     
    Bradley26, Sep 26, 2004
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    Plato Guest

    When he had the beard he looked like Riker from star trek.
     
    Plato, Sep 26, 2004
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    Martin Bock Guest

    fife doooars reqrd for mr busch
    aife aor ded
    tipĆ¼
     
    Martin Bock, Sep 26, 2004
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    me Guest

    Bill Gates...naaah :)
     
    me, Sep 27, 2004
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  12. The accepted answer was
    what bs.
    it was the DoD with the NSF.
     
    Developwebsites, Sep 27, 2004
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  13. fruitbat

    Volund Guest


    Tim Berners-Lee started the World Wide Web and is still CEO of the W3
    Consortium.
    http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/
    OR
    http://www.ibiblio.org/pioneers/lee.html

    HTH

    Volund


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    Volund, Sep 27, 2004
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    Volund Guest

    Volund, Sep 27, 2004
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    Wizard Guest

    There was Internet long before there was WWW ......
     
    Wizard, Sep 27, 2004
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    Volund Guest

    There was Internet long before there was WWW ......

    Wow that really answers the OPs question.

    http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/timeline.asp

    Is this any better



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    Volund, Sep 27, 2004
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    Kunitembelea Twaukubali, Sep 27, 2004
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    Bradley26 Guest

    Kun,

    you misquoted Wizard. that doesnt appear to be what he said.

    why would you say all those things about him?





    "Kunitembelea Twaukubali"
     
    Bradley26, Sep 28, 2004
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    Nathan Kronberg, Sep 28, 2004
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  20. fruitbat

    Bradley26 Guest

    oh now you asked for it punk!

    Im not obese, nor bald. Im okay at geography, physically fit, from
    California, good looking, clean and organized.

    I dont think you can say that about your... (that) on the internet
     
    Bradley26, Sep 28, 2004
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