Interesting facts, quotes about the greatest invention in history
International Internet Day is celebrated on October 29 each year to honor one of the greatest inventions in history, the Internet.
This day commemorates the origin of the Internet and the very first transmission of a message between two computers on October 29, 1969. Charley Kline, a student programmer at the University of California, sent the first message via ARPANET between two computers to Menlo Park. , California. Arpanet later became the basis of the modern Internet.
The first one a message intended to be sent was “connection”, but only the first two letters were delivered as the computers crashed. An hour later, after the transmission of the first “lo” message, the networks were repaired and the full message was transmitted.
Since then the world has changed and today it is almost unimaginable to live without the Internet.
Here are some interesting facts on the Internet :
- The term “surfing” on the Internet was coined by New York librarian Jean Armor Polly in 1992.
- A single Google request uses 1000 computers and it takes 0.2 seconds to retrieve a response.
- The first e-mail was sent in 1971 by American computer programmer Ray Tomlinson.
- It is estimated that over 294 billion emails are sent every day.
- About 16-20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before.
- “We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain. -Stephen Hawking
- “The Internet has brought communities around the world closer together through instant communication. -Mike Fitzpatrick
- “The Internet is becoming the main square of the global village of tomorrow. -Bill Gates
- “The Internet could be a very positive step towards education, organization and participation in a meaningful society.” – Noam Chomsky
- “Getting information on the Internet is like having a drink at a fire hydrant.” Mitch Kapor
- “The internet gave us access to everything, but it also gave us access to everything.” – James Veitch
- “The Internet is the most significant development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.” – Dave Barry
- “Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic educational need in our society.” Kent Conrad
- “The internet is like alcohol in a way. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be alone, you can be alone more. If you want to connect, that makes it easier to connect.” -Esther Dyson
- “I have an almost religious zeal, not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me, the nervous system of Mother Earth, which I see as a living being.” -Dan Millman