Create a one-paragraph history of the web. When did it start? When did it become public? What are the key milestones in its development?
In 1969, ARPAnet was an early packet switching network and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP. Both technologies became the technical foundation of the Internet. In 1989, the first proposal for Mesh appeared, which would later become the World Wide Web. Developments followed in rapid succession over the next several years with the launch of the first browser, first web site, the first photo posted, and by the end of 1994, the first World Wide Web conference opened at CERN and the World Wide Web Consortium established. In 1995, the term “smartphone” appeared on the scene and the mobile technology race began. By 1998, Google had indexed over 26 million web pages and by 2000, that had grown to 1 billion. At Google’s 10-year anniversary, that number hit 1 trillion. In 2012, e-commerce annual sales topped $1 trillion for the first time. This total doubled in 2016. This year, we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone with a half billion users around the world.
A Very Short History of the Internet and the Web
What are the three core technologies used today in creating web pages?
What is the single most essential piece of software for creating a web page from scratch?
A text editor! My personal favorite is notepad.
What is an internet domain and why might you want one?
An internet domain is an address for your website like annadair.com. You might want to use one if you publish content, promote your personal brand, or just make your stuff easy to find.
What is a server? What is a client? What is an IP address? What is a URL? What is a DNS?
- A server is a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called “clients“.
- A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server.
- An IP (Internet Protocol) address is an identifier assigned to each computer and other device (e.g., printer, router, mobile device, etc.) connected to a TCP/IP network that is used to locate and identify the node in communications with other nodes on the network.
- A URL (Uniform Resource Locator)s a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.
- A DNS (Domain Name Server) is a hierarchical decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network.
What is your opinion on the role, if any, of social media in the work of a music educator.
Social Media is increasingly important in building learning communities. The exchange of new ideas enriches the lives of our teachers and students.
Do you have any interest in learning a computer programming language? Why?
As a technology entrepreneur, I have a solid working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and UX/UI design principles. I am currently learning xcode and Swift to build and modify code for iOS apps.