The History of the Internet, Visualized

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Behold, the illustrious history of these here internets in convenient graphic timeline form. Who knew Pizza Hut played such a prominent role?


I'd say the only thing missing here is an entry for my cherished lolcats. That is, if they didn't already have an infographic of their own. [Online MBA via NextRound]



That's not a coaxial cable pictured for '76, that's a CAT 5 "modern" networking cable. Coaxial cable is like what they use for cable TV. Networking coax had ends that have a quater-turn quick connect fitting, and they were daisy-chained with T-junctions from device to device and had to have a special cap at the end of the line.