The ICT community was supposed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first mini-Internet between four western universities: UCLA, Stanford, University of California-Santa Barbara, and the University of Utah yesterday (1st September 2009). Watch the video below (from http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1874608,00.html) for the history of internet.

The video follows the Internet’s creation from 1957 (the first year programmers were able to work remotely with supercomputers) to Feb. 28, 1990 (the day various computer networks were connected and the Internet was born), and all of the acronym-heavy, military and university projects in between.

source: A Brief History of the Internet