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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Internet History 1996 1969 1976 1980 1987 1992 Defense Department commissions ARPANET to promote networking research. First hosts of the ARPANET installed connect Stanford Research Institute, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah. CompuServe time-sharing service is founded. 1975 The MITS Altair 8800 is hailed as the first "personal" computer. Paul Allen and Bill Gates develop BASIC for the 8800 and Microsoft is born. Queen Elizabeth sends the first royal email message. The Apple I is brought into a school for the first time by Liza Loop at the LO*OP Center. IBM asks Microsoft to develop BASIC for its personal computer to be introduced next year.CompuServe is the first online service to offer real-time chat online with its CB Simulator. 1982 The term "Internet" is coined. 1985 Apple launches ACOT - Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow. Microsoft Windows 1.0 ships in November. America Online is launched under original name, Quantum Computer Services, who's first online service is "Q-Link." Internet hosts grow to more than 10,000. Internet hosts exceeded 1,000,000.. First audio and video broadcasts take place. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Internet hosts in the network-of-networks near the 10 million mark, and approximately 40 million users in almost 150 countries are online. 2015 The number of internet users worldwide will surpass 3 billion in 2015, according to new figures from eMarketer, increasing 6.2% next year to reach 42.4% of the entire
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