Woow...40yrs of internet even before I was born. Well, I tried to google search more information and just want to share with all of you
Few paid attention, on September 2, 1969, when about 20 people met at the laboratory of Kleinrock, in the University of California (USA), to attend two computers passing test data through a gray cable, whose length was of more or less 15 meters.
That is really remarkable at that point of time. Now, the internet is really part of our life as it helps us to do anything and everything online ranging from shopping, learning, finance banking and most importanly, social networking. I guess we cannot do without internet connectivity. (From my personal experience) as we need to check our emails.
Of course there are pros and cons of internet connectivity. Internet can be used as an powerful media source to broadcast any news, updates, gossips (Facebook). On the other hand, it can also be an open resource where anyone from anywhere can share their ideas using online forum such as Element 14. Thus, it is such an awesome tool where no one cannot do without it (Be it individual or enterprise). Seeing is believing, One good example will be Element 14 where I can share and learn from other engineers across different region.
That's why I have been using Element 14 for my engineering and non-engineering purposes..
The future of the internet...I envision that oneday people will bank online, shop online, order take-out online, watch tv online, have relationships online...wait a second people already do all those things online. We already do so much online; the room for innovation seems cramped. But as the speed and capacity of the internet increases, what the internet has to offer today, will improve tomorrow. Maybe oneday the internet will be the web that connects every man, woman, and child, from the Marshlands of China, to the Kalahari Bush to the Appalachain Mountains, putting their every need at their figertips.
There is much room for growth with the internet and the intenet has much room for growth. Though the intnet is 40 in human years it's still a child. As it grows there will arise issues with privacy and individuality, but every child has it's growing pains, and every child must grow up. To the next 40 years.
I think the Internet has been one of the most exciting things to happen in engineering over the past ten years. Fast connection has enable teams of designers work around the world together to deliver the electronic goods that affect every part of our daily lives. The Internet has also enabled companies to keep prices low by outsourcing uncritical parts of the design to countries with cheaper labour forces.
We are now in new era of collaberation. This so far has generally been an internal resource, but engineering sites like this one can provide an open platform for engineers from different disiplines, companies and countries to share ideas and work together to solve problems benefitting everyone involved.
As the old saying goes; life begins at 40, and this could be a new lease of life for the Internet just as it is for people