The Begining of a Revolution
The Internet as we see it today was completely different back in the late 1980s. The idea was developed in the Cold War era when both the USA & USSR were in a technical race and to showcase their greatness in the Scientific world.
The concept of the Internet begins with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. Initial concepts of wide area networking originated in several computer science laboratories in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. The U.S. Department of Defense developed the ARPANET project, directed by Robert Taylor and managed by Lawrence Roberts. The first message was sent over the ARPANET in 1969 and became operational.
In the 1980s, researchers at CERN in Switzerland, the British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee resulted in the World Wide Web (the base & schema of the Internet), linking hypertext documents into an information system, accessible from any node on the network. And from 1993 onwards it was available to be used all over the world by anyone for free.