The history of the web, brought to life

The history of the web, brought to life

Summary: An exhibition in the UK explores the history of the internet, from the creation of ARPANET in the late 1960s through to its possible future uses, such as the Internet of Things.

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  • Another blast from the past is the Epson HX20, the 1982 machine which was one of the first laptop computers.

    The machine packed two Hitachi 6301 processors running at 0.614MHz and up to 32K of RAM. In 1982 the computer, would have set you back $795.

    Photo: National Media Museum

  • A dynamic board that shows the number of blogs, tweets, emails and Google searches that have been generated online that day.

    Photo: National Media Museum/SSPL

  • The Berners Lee portrait is part of a temporary exhibition within the gallery that explores the idea of "open source culture" online - the freedom to create, consume and share content through the net. It also touches on net neutrality, the principle that every piece of traffic that travels over the net should be given equal priority.

    Photo: National Media Museum

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Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic UK. He writes about the technology that IT-decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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